TaskRabbit Is Coming To Detroit & Ann Arbor
23 May 2017 by Because Staes
In the past, you might have driven home using Uber or Lyft. Or your food delivered by Meijer with Shipt. Starting May 25th, you can have a handyman (or craftswoman) at the touch of a button as TaskRabbit has come to town.
Its CEO, Stacy Brown-Philpot, is from D.
“I was born and raised in Detroit and I am very excited to bring TaskRabbit to my hometown. I was raised by a single mother, and this type of service, which offers work flexibility and extra income, could really have helped my family in my youth, ”said Brown-Philpot. “TaskRabbit is about creating employment opportunities, and we chose Detroit and Ann Arbor because we believe they are underserved markets that require daily work that offers flexible hours and a decent wage.”
Nationwide there are 60,000 “Taskers” on their platform who, according to the company, earn an average of 35 US dollars per hour.
TaskRabbit focuses on home maintenance. So think of moving companies, furniture assembly, TV assembly, minor repairs, gardening, and the like.
That’s how it works. It is all through their app or yours Website at TaskRabbit.com. You choose from a wide variety of home services and choose the day and time you want a qualified tasker to appear. Then you will be matched with a number of Taskers and you can choose which ones to use and chat with them in the app. This is a cashless system, so payment is made through the app that is linked to your credit or debit card.
The company offers up to $ 1 million insurance coverage for every task. Before working on TaskRabbit, there is a comprehensive background check and personal interview process.
In addition to Detroit and Ann Arbor in Michigan, TaskRabbit is expanding into five other cities. They are Baltimore, Maryland; Durham, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; Raleigh, North Carolina and Sacramento, California.