Workforce Boost

Employ a fully managed data labeling service offered by Labelbox.


Workforce Boost provides a collaborative platform for labeling services in a self-serve manner. This service is a great fit for enterprises that don't have the technical expertise to build a machine learning system yet are looking for an easy-to-use technology to get a quick turnaround on quality training data.

There are two options for engaging with our Workforce Boost services: Boost and Boost express.

Boost express

Boost express is for customers who are looking for a quick labeling solution. Boost express offers a streamlined process for quickly getting data labeled with all communicated taking place in-app. Paying with a credit card allows you access to a dedicated team of labelers.


Computer vision and natural language only

For those on an Education or Starter license Boost express is only available for simple computer vision and English natural language processing tasks.

Sign up for boost express

Here's how to sign up for Boost express:

  1. Create a labeling project and add labeler instructions.
  2. From the project overview, select the Labelbox icon on the bottom right corner of any page and then select “Submit a request”. (You can also use Boost Labeling Portal to submit labeling requests through our Solutions Portal.)
  3. Describe your labeling goals and then submit your request.

A workforce team will respond to you with your first labels or request clarification as needed

Starter and Education subscriptions require payment in advance. To begin, use our Stripe payment page to submit an initial payment to cover one week for a dedicated team of labelers. Set Quantity to the size of the team.

To determine an appropriate team size:

  1. Calculate the total number of hours of work that need to be performed.
  2. Divide that value by 40, rounding up.

This is the team size you should select when checking out.

The minimum team size is one (1) person for one week (40 hours).

Ongoing projects require additional payments as each payment is consumed. (You can adjust team size when renewing payments.)


If you have an enterprise license, you have the option to add Boost to your organization license. Those with an enterprise license gain access to labelers with specialized knowledge such as, medical experts, various languages, and other certified specialties.

To add Boost services to your enterprise contract, contact our sales team.

Bring your own workforce

If you would like to use your own labeling workforce, rather than use the Labelbox workforce, follow these steps:

  1. Add your workforce team to your account as members.

  2. If you want their access to be restricted to a certain project, you can assign them project-based roles.

  3. Assign someone on the team an Admin or Team Manager role so they can manage their members connected to your project.



Adding your own independent workforce by adding an ID in the External workforce tab is not recommended.

Boost Express Security

Data protection is a top priority for Labelbox. To ensure the most qualified partnerships, our Workforce and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) vendors undergo a detailed security review regarding the security practices they have implemented. Our partners comply with a wide range of industry compliance standards including ISO 27001, SOC 2, HIPAA, and GDPR.

Notably, all Labelbox workforce partners have thorough role based access controls, ethical business practices policies (including fair wage), and data transfer policies to keep customers data safe and secure. In addition, all partners ensure that their employees strictly follow physical access controls that include, but are not limited to, secure on-premise entry protocols, clean desk protocol, and prohibiting the use of mobile phones in the production environment.
Labelbox does not consider partnerships with companies that do not adhere to the robust security, privacy, and ethical practices of Labelbox.