Construction is broken
Workers have no community because the industry is built on an outdated system where everyone is isolated. Disconnected and disempowered, workers feel their voices are not being heard
“I should know, I’m Harrison, an electrician who’s used agencies for seven years. I’ve battled payment problems, unsupportive managers and dangerous worksites. I’ve felt the pain of being out of work with no idea which companies I can trust. But I’ve found a better way…”
earwig is a website that connects workers so they can show which jobs are good and which are bad
It empowers workers to use their voice for industry-wide change and gives them choices and control they didn’t have before
earwig’s tools for workers
A web app to connect and strengthen their community
A database full of agency, payroll, worksite and company details
A ‘worker voice’ feedback system for industry-wide change
A give-and-get points feature for professional development
earwig is a simple platform with a massive impact! If you’re a construction worker, join the community now and never choose a bad job again
From now on, with earwig, workers can prevent what's happening and main contractors can know what's going on underneath.
It's a community. earwig means better working relationships. It's a good tool for creating awareness of what you need to know.
You can look at what you're getting yourself into before you get into it. It's Trip Advisor for construction.
Why are we doing this?
Because all construction workers deserve great jobs! earwig was born when Harrison interviewed 400 workers about their needs and learned he wasn’t alone. Like him, they wanted a community, more security and for their voices to be heard. Together they built earwig into a worker-led community that’s setting new standards
Our investors & supporters
Our Place in the World: Future of Work 2017
UnLtd Do It Award 2017
RSA Economic Security Impact Accelerator 2019
BGV Worker Tech for Good 2019
Workers are the lifeblood of construction
Worker voice is the most powerful tool companies can use to create quality workplaces and projects work best when there is trust on all sides
Transparency builds trust and reveals opportunities
Communication fosters higher-quality relationships
Looking after workers is looking after business
Does your company care about its workers?