June 24, 2017

TaskRabbit, other tech apps transforming the way we work

Young woman in dungarees sitting on the floor reading instructions on how to assemble recently delivered flat pack furniture.
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TaskRabbit, a San Francisco-based tech company that launched an app for Detroit and Ann Arbor last week, aims to connect homeowners and renters with professionals to do minor household repairs, assemble furniture — even mow lawns.

The company already is doing so in other cities nationwide.

The app lets you request help with jobs, select the workers — whom the company calls taskers — and pays them.

“TaskRabbit is a safe and convenient way for you to hire someone to help you with your chores around the house,” the company’s CEO, Stacy Brown-Philpot, who grew up in Detroit, said in an interview with the Free Press. “If you need a handyman to hang pictures on the wall, or to mount the TV, or you need someone to help you assemble IKEA furniture — or you just need minor repairs — you can […]

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