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Industry Job search engine
Founded 2000
Founder Shawn Boyer
Headquarters Arlington, Virginia, United States

Snag is an online employment website specializing in the hourly marketplace.[1] Founded in 2000 with offices in Washington, D.C., Richmond, Virginia, Charleston, South Carolina, and Oakland, California,[2] Snag has been named to Fortune Magazine’s "Great Place to Work" Best Small & Medium Workplaces list for eight consecutive years. Snag has also been named to Washingtonian's "Great Places to Work" and Deloitte's "Fast 500", a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America.[3]


Shawn Boyer served as Snagajob’s CEO from the website's launch in early 2000, to 2013; leading the company from a start-up to national employment network. Boyer was named America's Small Business Person of the year in 2008 by the Small Business Administration[4] and Virginia Business magazine’s Person of the Year in 2009[5].

Boyer launched out of his basement in his home in Washington D.C. In 2005, the company had grown to 25 employees and by 2007, had increased to 100 employees[1].

In 2011, Snagajob was named the best small business to work for by the Great Place to Work Institute.[6][7][8] Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell visited Snagajob headquarters the day of the announcement to offer his congratulations.[9]

Peter Harrison was named chief executive officer of Snagajob in April 2013 and sits on the company's Board of Directors.[2]

In June 2016 Snagajob acquired PeopleMatter, a company that develops and provides software tools that help employers manage their workforce.[10]

Snagajob is privately held and has raised over $141 million from investors including Adams Street Partners, Baird Venture Partners, C&B Capital, Rho Acceleration, NewSpring Capital, StarVest Partners and August Capital.[11][12][13]

As of December 2016, Snagajob had over 500 employees, more than 85 million members registered on its platform and was active at over 450,000 customer locations.[14]

On April 3, 2018 Snagajob, launched a rebrand with a new visual identity and name, Snag, to reflect the company’s evolution. [15]

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  1. ^ a b White, Doug and Polly (2017-06-30). "Company Culture Comes From Good Leadership". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 2017-07-21. 
  2. ^ a b "About Us | Snagajob". Retrieved 2017-07-21. 
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  4. ^ "Boyer named Virginia Business Person of the Year". Retrieved April 14, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Peter Harrison to replace Snagajob CEO Shawn Boyer | Richmond BizSense". Retrieved 2017-07-21. 
  6. ^ "2011". Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Best Small Businesses to Work for 2011". Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ John Reid Blackwell (October 18, 2011). "Snagajob snags top place to work award - Richmond Times Dispatch: Metro-Richmond's Latest Business & Economic News". Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Governor Robert F. McDonnell: Blog". October 19, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  10. ^ Times-Dispatch, JOHN REID BLACKWELL Richmond. "Snagajob acquires HR software company PeopleMatter". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved 2017-07-21. 
  11. ^ " Snags $27 Million Series C From August Capital, Others". TechCrunch. March 10, 2011. Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  12. ^ John Reid Blackwell (March 10, 2011). "SnagAJob gets $27 million investment - Richmond Times Dispatch: Metro-Richmond's Latest Business & Economic News". Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
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  15. ^ "Snagajob Rebrands as Snag to Better Serve America's Largest Workforce and Usher in A New Era of Flexible Work". MarketWatch. Retrieved 2018-04-03. 

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