June 24, 2017

Assembly required? TaskRabbits can handle that. Odd-job service launches Thursday in Triangle.

Young woman in dungarees sitting on the floor reading instructions on how to assemble recently delivered flat pack furniture.
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An online service that connects vetted odd-jobbers with people who are willing to pay for help with their chores will launch operations in the Triangle on Thursday

Mounting a TV on a wall. Assembling an Ikea bookcase. Re-caulking a window. Installing curtain rods.

But instead of asking a friend or relative for a favor that’s repaid with a pizza or a couple of beers, a homeowner or renter using TaskRabbit gets a jack-of-many-trades who might bill, in this market, $35 an hour.

“We go where demand is happening,” Brown-Philpot said by phone. “Before we decided to launch in Raleigh, we had people who found the (web)site and asked that TaskRabbit be […]

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