Pared, the app matching restaurants with skilled workers on demand, announced that it is now live in the Washington, D.C. market. Pared services restaurant and hospitality operators in the country’s biggest metropolitan areas – New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area and now, Washington, D.C. Later this year, Pared will establish itself in additional major cities nationwide, including Philadelphia and Boston, with plans to continue expansion to other regions across the U.S. throughout 2020.

Staffing and retraining employees are the foremost hurdle restaurant and hospitality operators face today, in an industry facing a whopping 82 percent worker turnover rate, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Pared, the most comprehensive platform matching restaurants with hospitality professionals, helps restaurants solve chronic staffing issues by providing them with skilled workers on-demand, while also lowering restaurant overhead costs.

On the restaurant workers side, quality of life and low wages is a major challenge, with most restaurant professionals juggling multiple part-time jobs in order to piece together a living wage. Pared provides fulfilling and consistent work for this chronically underpaid, overworked group, empowering them to increase their skill sets at thousands of top restaurants and expand their networks, all while enjoying schedule flexibility and higher wages.