This App Is ‘The Airbnb for Hourly Paid Work’

May 16, 2018 Last Updated: May 16, 2018

A Toronto–based company is calling its app ‘the Airbnb for hourly paid work.’

Hyr launched in February 2017 and connects restaurants and bars to temporary workers.

It adds a new dimension to the growing gig economy — connecting workers and customers directly through a smartphone app — while raising questions about how to protect the workers who depend on it.