What is an Independent Contractor?
When you work with Fusion you are an independent contractor, not an employee. Working as an Independent Contractor (IC) means you have the option to apply for those event opportunities of interest, in your local area or across the country. IC’s are self-employed and responsible for all applicable taxes. You must complete and send us your W9 form prior to your first event.
What paperwork do I need to fill out?
Prior to working your first event, you must agree to the Independent Contractor Agreement online – presented the very first time you log in to your account at FusionGateway.com, which explains our expectations for all independent contractors. We also need a copy of your signed W9 form in the office: automatically emailed when you complete the IC agreement will track your income for tax purposes. Please sign and email a PDF or fax to 678.366.9164.
What is my Gateway Profile?
Your personal profile is featured on the staff online portal www.FusionGateway.com , presenting access to local event listings for your review and booking request. We will assign applicants to events that are a good fit for your skills and personality. Note: you are NOT guaranteed to be assigned to the events that you request.
Do I have to complete the staff profile information?
The best staff profiles have a completed photo album (3-5 smiling photos), current resume, complete New Hire paperwork, and ALL information profile fields completed. The more profile information you input (interests, experience, etc.) the more likely the system will recognize your profile with respect to our client’s program requirements. Example: we need staff for a soccer program, and we search for “soccer” in the profile interest section to find staff that plays soccer.
How do I edit my personal profile information?
Your account at the Fusion Gateway online portal is where you manage your personal information, including current contact info & address, resume, photos, etc. Each section of your profile has an “edit” button so that you can keep your account up-to-date.
How do I receive Event Notifications?
To receive project notifications by email, make sure your Gateway personal profile is up-to-date and all your new hire paperwork is turned in. Make sure you have selected your City Markets, that link to our event notification emails. You can find this on your home page under “project characteristics”. If you receive a notice for an event that interests you, request that event in your Fusion Gateway account.
How do I apply for an event?
To apply for an event in the Gateway portal, use the Search tab at the top of your profile. (Due to the many application requests for limited positions, we may not be able to respond to all requests.)
- Select your state and date range
- Click on preferred Event Description to view details
- Choose Event Shift and hit Submit
*Tip: When you enter the date range, select the current date for your start date, and select 9-12 months out for your end date – this will make sure you pull all dates for longer running programs!
How do I get paid after an event?
Checks are processed once a month and are mailed the 1st of each month. Example: staff who worked events Jan 1-Jan 20 will mail on Feb 1; all Jan 21-Feb 20 events will mail March 1, etc. (provided that you have fulfilled all of the contractor requirements; timesheets, event photos, recap forms, etc.). If you haven’t received your check within 10 business days of mailing, please notify your Fusion account manager.
I have applied for many jobs… Why haven’t I been booked yet?
Fusion maintains an active database of over 20,000 staff nationwide; therefore, you basically compete with many other people for each local event opportunity. After applying for an event, it’s a good idea to reach-out to the assigned Fusion Account Manager to introduce yourself, presenting your experience and personal strengths with respect to the requested event!