Bellhops, the on-demand platform that provides a national, branded workforce of college students to help people move in 120 U.S. cities, is expanding to 13 new cities in 2015.
The Chattanooga-based company announced today that it will add its moving services this year to Tulsa and Oklahoma City in Oklahoma,Indianapolis and South Bend in Indiana, Portland, Maine, Milwaukee, Wisc., Dekalb, Ill., Boston, Boise, Idaho, Huntsville, Ala,, Omaha, Neb., Wichita, Kan., and Las Vegas.
Co-founder Cameron Doody estimates that the company will hire at least 600 students that attend colleges in those cities to meet demand for moving help.
"We'll be recruiting at over 30 new colleges this year, including Notre Dame, Boston U and UNLV," he said in a statement today. "That's in addition to the 230 colleges at which we already recruit. We're interested in hiring hard-working, passionate college students who want real responsibility and the good pay that comes along with it."
Bellhops are paid based on the size of each moving job. They can make up to $15 an hour plus tips.
Once a customer books a move, Bellhops are able to access a job board online, or through an app, and claim it. This empowers Bellhops to work as often as they like, while having the flexibility to schedule work around class and activities.
The company places a strong emphasis on giving Bellhops career opportunities after they graduate as well.
"Over 25 percent of our employees at headquarters are former Bellhops," Doody said.
This summer, the company will offer internships at its Chattanooga headquarters to 30 college students. Doody expects nearly 100 percent of those to be filled by Bellhops.
Interested students should apply at getbellhops.com.
Bellhops started in Auburn, Ala., but relocated to Chattanooga in 2012. The company won the Spirit of Innovation award last year from the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce last year.