The challenge

Help Sports Basement scale its temporary workforce during peak shopping periods.

The result

  • Last-minute shifts filled within hours
  • Cut costs by not overhiring
  • Trustworthy solution for seasonal roles

Sports Basement is a sporting goods retailer with several locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, just a few hours from the ski slopes of Lake Tahoe. During winter, the beloved community retailer needs extra help with snow equipment and apparel rentals and sales. Wonolo helped staff qualified workers who could pick up last-minute shifts and do them well.

Over time, it became increasingly difficult for Sports Basement to find high-quality seasonal workers through traditional staffing solutions. With Wonolo, they were able to build a preferred worker pool, experiment with new roles before committing to hiring, and scale up or scale down fast and affordably.


jobs filled to date


fill rate for jobs

2 hours

time to fill jobs

A deep pool of Wonoloers meant that we could get people with as little as 2-3 hours’ notice. The review system meant that we got good, motivated people.

Aaron Schweifler
Director of Operations