ShedWool Shift Worker Community
At ShedWool we believe in building bridges, standing up for and alongside our fellow humans, and fostering change. We stand steadfastly against racism and inequality and want to be part of the change we know can and must happen. We stand in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color across our nation, and around the world, and will continue to support the eradication of racism and discrimination.
ShedWool is here to help the shift worker community. Our Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Cory Warfield, spent more than 20 years as both a shift worker and manager in the restaurant industry, which brings this challenging time close to his heart. That is why Cory and the ShedWool Team created a resource for all types of shift workers and their communities. Join the ShedWool Shift Worker Community now to find out more.
Help is Here – Join the Shift Worker Community
ShedWool’s community development effort brings community organizations together to assist those in need. While ShedWool calls the greater Chicago area home, and while locally based our focus is nationwide as the shift worker family and its needs have no state limits. Click here for resources and services in other major, metropolitan areas. And remember, we are expanding this page to reach as many locations as possible. If your area isn’t listed yet, look to your local United Way which offers a plethora of information and resources.
Food Banks all across the country are providing meal programs to those in need now more than ever before. We have organized the largest food banks by region, and if you do not live in a metro area, then the United Way and your local government offices can be of assistance.
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Feeling the need to help others? We applaud you! Check out Volunteer Match for nationwide opportunities or click below for the Chicagoland area. If you have a charitable organization that is helping those affected by Covid-19, email us with details so we may share the information.
If you have the means to help the many shift workers and their families who are in need, please consider one of the charities below. Small amounts add up and make a difference; every dollar donated to Feeding America helps secure and distribute 10 meals to people facing hunger.
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Have you lost your job? Are you concerned about your healthcare? You are far from alone, and help is within reach. Unemployment benefits may be available, make sure to take the time to apply. Wait times may be long but it’s worth it. If your health benefits have been affected, click below.
While the restaurant and manufacturing industries have been hardest hit with many people losing their jobs, other industries are simultaneously expanding their workforces. Currently, we have built a Chicago centric job board list and with your help and sharing of information can expand to provide more nationwide coverage.
Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Indoor dining officially allowed back in Chicago, Cook County; 5,152 new COVID-19 cases and 97 additional deaths reported SaturdaySource: Chicago Tribune- January 24, 2021
Seniors, shelters eager to get the COVID-19 vaccine as Illinois enters the next phase — but they hope the pace picks upSource: Chicago Tribune- January 24, 2021
Woman who lived at Chicago church for over 3 years goes home after Biden administration suspends deportationsSource: Chicago Tribune- January 24, 2021
Veteran Chicago cop charged after allegedly choking handcuffed arrestee in 2019 on South Side: officialsSource: Chicago Tribune- January 24, 2021
Indoor dining officially allowed back in Chicago, Cook County under COVID-19 restrictions, offering some restaurants ‘a breath of fresh air’Source: Chicago Tribune- January 23, 2021
Drunken driver was nearly 6 times over legal limit in Vittum Park car crash that killed 12-year-old girl, prosecutors saySource: Chicago Tribune- January 23, 2021
COVID-19 in Illinois by the numbers: Here’s a daily update on cases, positivity rate and hospital data in your areaSource: Chicago Tribune- January 23, 2021
Man carjacked in Uptown after letting someone ‘test drive’ his Lexus SUV; woman carjacked on South Side about same time, police saySource: Chicago Tribune- January 23, 2021
Illinois COVID-19 vaccine tracker: 1,636,775 doses delivered, 657,820 administered, average 26,666 given a daySource: Chicago Tribune- January 23, 2021
Daily Illinois coronavirus graphs: 97 new deaths, 5,152 new confirmed and probable cases and 110,178 new test resultsSource: Chicago Tribune- January 23, 2021
Minor injuries reported in CTA ‘L’ train derailment early Saturday, slowing traffic on Kennedy Expressway, police saySource: Chicago Tribune- January 23, 2021
CPS Says CTU Is Proposing ‘Illegal Strike;’ Union Medical Consultant Says Pandemic Is A ‘Disaster’ And In-Person Learning Simply Is Not SafeSource: Health – CBS Chicago- January 22, 2021
City Lights Go Dark For COVID-19 Victims As Mayor Lightfoot Expresses Hope That Biden Administration Can Help End PandemicSource: Health – CBS Chicago- January 20, 2021
Chicago Might Be Able To Make COVID Vaccine Available To All By May; Officials Hope To Reopen Indoor Dining SoonSource: Health – CBS Chicago- January 20, 2021
System Glitch Has 2 Chicago Walgreens Locations Giving COVID-19 Vaccines To People Who Aren’t Eligible, Tipsters SaySource: Health – CBS Chicago- January 19, 2021
COVID-19 In Illinois: State To Move To Next Phase In Coronavirus Vaccine Rollout Plan On Monday, Jan. 25Source: Health – CBS Chicago- January 19, 2021
Free COVID-19 Tests For Englewood Residents Monday As Part Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day CelebrationSource: Health – CBS Chicago- January 18, 2021
Illinois COVID-19 Update: 4,162 New Cases, 29 More Deaths; North Central Illinois Moves Into Phase Allowing Limited Indoor DiningSource: Health – CBS Chicago- January 18, 2021
New Calls Issued To Relax Indoor Dining Restrictions — Has Ban Actually Led To Drop In COVID-19 Infections?Source: Health – CBS Chicago- January 13, 2021
Wisconsin Hospital Worker Arrested, Accused Of Deliberately Taking COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Out Of Refrigerator And Ruining ThemSource: Health – CBS Chicago- January 1, 2021
More Than 500 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Thrown Away After Wisconsin Hospital Worker Intentionally Removes Vials From Refrigerator, Hospital SaysSource: Health – CBS Chicago- December 31, 2020
Mother Of LaSalle County Teen Who Committed Suicide, Other Parents Sue Over COVID-19 Restrictions On High School Sports, ActivitiesSource: Health – CBS Chicago- December 24, 2020
COVID In Chicago: Staying Home Is A Privilege Many Latino Communities Can’t Afford As Virus Devastates FamiliesSource: Health – CBS Chicago- December 21, 2020
The ShedWool leadership team brings decades of technology, sales, entrepreneurship, and management experience together resulting in the creation of the most comprehensive smart scheduling platform available for the shift workers industries.
What We Do
ShedWool Smart Scheduling surpasses the “traditional” methods of shift scheduling products currently available; the ones that have managers sitting at their desks for hours with an Excel Sheet or Google Doc, creating schedules that often, inadvertently lead to labor law fines, staff conflicts, and over or under-staffing. The ShedWool Smart Scheduling platform eliminates the potential of lost paper copies, allows managers to make work schedule changes quickly, efficiently grants employees the ability to pick up or shed shifts 24 hours a day, and offers media uploads for shift worker employees to view and respond to from anywhere.
CHICAGO – One of the things that he’s been known for outside of Wrigley Field is his contributions to the health care industry.
CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago Restaurant Week is typically a big deal in Chicago. Many neighborhoods around the city even host their own smaller versions.
CHICAGO (WLS) — Adam Pollack is used to a strict schedule of seeding, harvesting and delivering microgreens to the top ranked restaurants in Chicago. But as restaurants have been forced to close their doors during the COVID-19 outbreak, adjacent industries have also been forced to adapt.
CHICAGO — The city’s vibrant restaurant scene has been ripped up by COVID-19.
Thousands of service industry employees are out of work as restaurants have their dining rooms shuttered.
Despite the tough times, people are still helping out their own.
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Roadhouse’s CEO is giving up his salary and bonuses this year to help employees during the coronavirus pandemic.
Let’s Support One Another
Do you know of someone in your community who is inspiring others and making a difference? We want to know and shift sights on your community by telling their stories.
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