Kare Anderson of Sausalito, California writes:
“I am a friend of Jenna Raby, co-founder of the company Labor Fair, an online referral community of reliable, quality workers for all on-demand household labor. Consumers get free, real-time access to hundreds of local worker profiles, pictures and professional references. And consumers connect directly with already available, qualified but underemployed workers.
“For the first time, time-pressed consumers have a fast way to find reputable household help online (cleaning, repair, gardening, childcare, etc.) through LaborFair. It just launched in 15 San Francisco Bay Area cities, from San Jose to Sausalito.
“By paying LaborFair just $15 a month for a listing, workers can bypass costly (for them) and time-consuming neighborhood flyer distribution or agency representation that cuts deeply into their take-home pay. Better than Craigslist for this service, think of LaborFair as an Ebay for household services, with fair trade built into the business.
“Can your Hounds think of ideas for promoting this service throughout California?”