Boston, MA, June 15, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Locally-owned company, GladlyDo, is providing opportunities this summer for cash-strapped college students to work by day and enjoy their summer nights.
GladlyDo, a growing staple in the freelance economy, connects people and organizations with college students looking to do odd jobs and errands. Especially in Massachusetts, where summer rental prices for college students are steadily on the rise, the advantages of this service are many. Families and organizations can hire Doers for odd jobs and errands including, but not limited to, cleaning, yard work, moving, babysitting, dog walking, or event staffing.
A veritable labor force of Doers has emerged since GladlyDo’s inception in 2006. Since then, GladlyDo’s service has worked to fill the employment gap that Massachusetts has grappled with over the past 5 years. Although the statewide unemployment rate has fallen to 4.2 percent - lower than the national average - college students are still having difficulty finding seasonal and part-time, flexible work to accommodate their chaotic schedules and often limited technical skills. Hundreds of college students have found jobs through GladlyDo since its inception.
Students involved in the service can opt to complete a wide array of jobs. Payment for these jobs is handled through an online invoice system that allows people to rate the work that is done. Each student enrolled in the service goes through a rigorous screening process before they are allowed to work, including a background check, interview, and assessment via character references, professionalism and work ethic. Compared to other services, which in many cases eliminate that screening step, GladlyDo ensures that the “cream of the crop” is employed to complete these errands.
Woody Klemmer, founder of Gladly Do, said, “It’s awesome to see how the company continues to grow based on customers who are happy to have found a service that provides vetted and local college students. Now we’re set to launch in more cities.”
Klemmer conceptualized GladlyDo when he experienced the difficulty of finding a summer job that was flexible enough to accommodate his college schedule. The philosophy at the crux of the company - mobilizing college students in a way that is mutually beneficial for “Doers” and their employers - has remained viable since the launch of GladlyDo and has grown essential for college students struggling with the financial effects of attending school. The company was founded was founded in Klemmer’s hometown of Needham, MA and now is based in Boston’s Seaport.
GladlyDo connects people and organizations needing odd jobs and errands done at a reasonable rate with fully vetted college students Doers. The company services all of Greater Boston, MA, and provides an array of odd job and errand services such as moving, yard work, pet care, babysitting, driving, event staffing, and more. GladlyDo is currently developing a mobile app, and has plans to expand its services to additional regions in the near future.
To learn more about GladlyDo or have an odd job or errand taken care of in Greater Boston by a screened and insured student Doer, go to http://gladlydo.com/.