July 21, 2017

Cash-Strapped Students Solve Time, Money Problem With ‘Work-When-You-Want’ Jobs

An Uber driver checks a phone app to find his next fare. The ride-sharing service posts the promise to ‘Work Around Your Class Schedule’ on its website.

Time and money. Not having enough of either is a common grievance for college students but even for those with jobs, going to college usually means little extra time for work leaving many students short on money to cover their expenses.

However, new employment opportunities in the form of “work-when-you-want” jobs have popped up from a number of employers over the last year.

Companies like Uber, Door Dash, InstaCart, and Shipt allow busy college students, stay-at-home moms, and those needing a little extra cash the ability to make money and work as little or as much as they like. Moreover, flexible side jobs can help students working part-time or working unpaid internships supplement their income and even put away some cash for a rainy day.

One of these employers is Shipt, an on-demand grocery delivery service currently found in 35 major cities that shops with large grocers like Publix, Meijer, Whole Foods, and HEB. Members place their orders online, and Shipt sends a shopper to pick up the groceries and deliver them to the customer’s house. […]

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