OnShift’s Visionary Technology Solves Big Workforce Challenges

Mark Woodka and his partners wanted to solve the costly challenges of managing the senior care workforce. Post-acute care and senior living providers often deal with workforce shortages, high turnover rates and wage pressures that chip away at the bottom line. Mark and his team knew that the right technology could improve employee engagement, business outcomes and quality of care.



OnShift’s software empowers managers to staff consistently and efficiently, so qualified teams are onsite delivering resident care. The solution dramatically reduces the hours spent filling gaps in staff schedules. OnShift even provides analytics that allow managers to predict and prevent overtime, helping them stay on budget – a win for providers and residents.



Mark was paired with a JumpStart mentor who helped him fine-tune his approach to attracting investors. OnShift received funding from JumpStart and the North Coast Angel Fund, both Northeast Ohio partners of the Ohio Third Frontier. JumpStart also helped Mark build his team, recruiting three senior executives and a strong bench of developers – all committed to building a ground-breaking software solution.


“Without JumpStart’s capital and services, we may not have been in a position to raise additional funding to continue our explosive growth.”

– Mark Woodka, CEO, OnShift



300,000+ users now rely on OnShift’s technology, which has helped fill millions of open shifts and prevented unnecessary overtime for clients by up to 70%. OnShift has become one of the largest startup job creators in Northeast Ohio. Its 190+ employees continually evolve the product suite to offer more solutions tailored to the needs of the senior care industry.



Mark says that continued growth will be right here in Northeast Ohio. As demand for the product suite continues to accelerate, talent looking to build a career at a forward-thinking tech company in NEO will find opportunities at OnShift. In fact, the company is creating a hotspot for talent and plans to add up to 140 jobs in the next year.