About Poached

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, a city that thrives on an entrepreneurial spirit, Poached was born out of admiration for those who grind daily to open their doors and build community over shared experiences, creativity, and kindness. 

Since 2012, Poached has grown as the nation's leading hospitality jobs marketplace and the only site offering permanent and on-demand hiring solutions from a single platform. 

Poached keeps the hospitality industry fully staffed and growing, with over 1 million registered hospitality workers, 70 thousand businesses, and half a million monthly visitors

Built by industry professionals, for industry professionals, Poached continues to grow with the scene and brings innovative tools and resources to help professionals in their hospitality careers.


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How Oregon Works: Poached CEO on restaurant hiring and gig work

June 15, 2023

In the years since the Covid-19 pandemic took the industry to the brink, the company has worked to help employers adjust to the new reality of worker needs. Read More

Poached Jobs launches Shifts for on-demand restaurant hiring

December 16, 2021

Portland restaurant and hospitality startup Poached launched its newest service out of beta this month as it aims to help users fill more shifts. Read More

Poached Launches the Newest Solution to Hospitality Staffing: Poached Shifts

December 01, 2021

Poached expands their jobs marketplace with new staffing software. Read More

Poached Jobs and HiringThing partner up for restaurant recruiting

December 11, 2019

HiringThing and Poached Jobs are partnering up to help employers promote their open jobs and attract qualified candidates. Read More

Poachedjobs.com Announces National Launch

April 04, 2017

Poachedjobs.com, the industry-leading hospitality jobs board, is going national. In 2012, Poached launched in Portland and Seattle. Read More

Help Wanted: Poached Jobs aids restaurateurs

February 20, 2015

One day a few years ago, entrepreneur Kirk Thornby and restaurateur Peter Bro — owner of Portland venues Café Broder, Broder Nord and Savoy Tavern — got together to talk about how hard it was to find good employees on Craigslist and other generic job sites. Read More

Startup Pitch: Poached Jobs brings a full- featured hiring tool to hospitality

December 10, 2013

A startup born in Portland, Oregon, is angling to fix this problem by offering a full-featured hiring tool for restaurant, bar and hotel jobs that lives and breathes outside of Craigslist. Read More