TaskRabbit, the San Francisco-based handyman app, is expanding to Nashville on Thursday, adding to the city’s quickly growing on-demand services.
Customers hire individuals, called “Taskers,” through the app to help them with everyday chores — assembling furniture, hanging pictures, setting up a television, etc. The company is in 24 cities and has 60,000 people performing tasks.
The TaskRabbit business model helps Taskers supplement income when wages at full-time and part-time jobs are inadequate, Brown-Philpot said. The average hourly income for Taskers is $35, which she points out is more than four times the federal minimum wage.
TaskRabbit customers download the app, select the task they need completed […]