AgButler is excited to announce the launch of a pilot program with local manufacturing giant SRC Holdings. The partnership opens up an exciting new market for the startup, which launched in 2018 to helps agribusinesses connect with available laborers.
Employers across all industries face challenges when it comes to finding reliable and qualified employees. After learning how Missouri-based AgButler was helping agribusinesses address these challenges, human resource professionals at NewStream Enterprises, a division of Springfield Remanufacturing Corporation (SRC), wondered if the same platform could connect available laborers to opportunities in their Industrial division.
The pilot program will focus on NewStream’s Industrial division, which includes areas such as Packaging, Warehousing, and Manufacturing. These high-quality jobs will now be live inside the AgButler app, allowing NewStream direct access to a previously untapped workforce. The app will source people who are interested in NewStream’s opportunities and can connect them directly to the HR department for final hiring steps.
“This partnership is an exciting opportunity for us, because it allows us to work directly with a major employer in the region to connect community members to available jobs,” says Kevin Johansen, Founder and CEO of AgButler. “Our platform is designed to bring employers and employees together, and this expansion into the manufacturing space opens up an entirely new category of employers we can help serve.”
AgButler is a mobile application that addresses agricultural workforce shortages by creating a network of experienced ag laborers made accessible in real-time. Similar to “ride-sharing” technology, AgButler connects farmers, ranchers and/or agribusinesses with available laborers filtered by location, ratings, work experience, and availability, all within a secure payment structure organized in the mobile app.
AgButler is an efactory portfolio company and participated in Cohort 5 of the efactory accelerator.