Need reliable staff for your dining and retail outlets?

Upshift is a corporate-approved staffing partner for the biggest higher ed dining services providers.

  • 70+ Universities & Schools
  • Vetted Workforce with a Show Up Rate of 94%+
  • Foodbuy Certified
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For higher education dining services providers

Upshift Brings Predictability To Staffing

Upshift is a W2 staffing platform helping you find and manage high-quality workers to fill your shifts.

Post a job, instantly access vetted local staff and choose who comes to work.

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Hire the Best

Our technology and hiring process attracts fully vetted, trained, and experienced food service staff.

Each worker profile contains ratings from other local businesses – so you can choose the best person every time.

  • Success Rates over 95.6%
  • Less than 2% No-call, No-show rate
  • Only 12 out of every 100 applicants become Upshifters.
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Crystal-clear billing

You choose the pay rate and we add on a flat percentage markup to create your bill rate.

  • No up-front costs
  • No exclusivity
  • No commitments
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A platform built to make hiring on-demand easy

Post jobs in minutes and easily manage your workers.

You don’t have to worry about HR or liability- all Upshifters are W-2 employees of Upshift, not you.

Upshift takes care of hiring, vetting, worker attendance and timekeeping.

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Upshift for Educational facilities – Case Study

“Flexibility and accessibility to quickly post and fill shifts is my favourite thing about Upshift“

 – Justin Durand | Director of Operations Denison University

We’ve summarized our results of working with food service providers at 70+ universities and schools including some of the county’s most well-known facilities like University of Houston, Ohio State, Emory University, University of Miami, Texas A&M University.

Tired of Temp Agencies?Time for Upshift

Most Upshifters are firmly established in the workforce and are looking to find extra work and great businesses to work with. With our proven processes, you can trust your hires!

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You Can Hire Great Staff in 4 Easy Steps

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1. Post your job

Describe your job details, and post your shift in minutes. You choose the hourly rate and Upshift will notify the best available local workers.

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2. Choose your staff

View profiles, ratings, and past experience and choose your favorite staff.


3. Upshifters arrive

Your chosen candidates confirm their availability giving you the peace of mind.

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4. Relax – we handle the HR

All Upshifters are W-2 employees of Upshift meaning we handle everything HR – you just get one simple invoice.

Case Study: Cleveland State University

“I am impressed with the product we are receiving and I am finding this to be the experience I had hoped for years ago.”

– George Bosley | Front Line Manager at Aramark Refreshment Services

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Almost 50% of our business clients find full-time employees with our Upshift-to-Hire program. Find out how we make it easy to bring someone onto your payroll once you have determined that they are a good fit.

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