SOURCE: Laborfair

October 22, 2007 08:06 ET

Laborfair Launches Online Labor Marketplace to Make it Easy to Find Reliable, Trustworthy Personal Help

Marketplace Promises to Transform the Way People Connect for Work, Matching People to Providers in a Way That Provides Peace of Mind and Saves Time and Money

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 22, 2007) - Laborfair (www.Laborfair.com), the smart, easy and right way to find personal help, today launched its online labor marketplace for the entire San Francisco Bay Area. Laborfair connects people in need of personal help with quality service providers -- ranging from a housekeeper to a personal chef -- in a way that's simple, fair and financially rewarding.

Many Americans are increasingly losing more personal and family time because of the rising pressures of modern day living. As a result, there has been a growth in the number and variety of qualified individuals available to perform personal support tasks -- from walking the dog to painting the house to preparing daily meals. The challenge is finding those individuals best able to perform those tasks in a reliable and trustworthy way, and at a fair price.

"We know that people rely on the advice of friends when searching for personal help, so we designed Laborfair to function similar to word of mouth -- only better," said Jenna Raby, founder of Laborfair. "Users can quickly search profiles of relevant, local service providers by category that have been reviewed and rated by their friends, neighbors and colleagues. And because they're hiring an independent provider and because Laborfair is free, they are likely to save a significant amount of money."

Now, residents of the Bay Area can choose from hundreds of affordable independent personal service providers across 28 categories. The most popular Laborfair categories are, in order:

--  Child Care
--  Cleaning
--  Handymen
--  Patient Care/Adult Care
    

Laborfair functions similar to an online job board with aspects of a social networking site. Individuals in need of help can search service provider profiles grouped according to geographic location, type of work performed or a combination of both. Individuals can also post a public job lead so that interested service providers can respond to them. All service providers on Laborfair must have at least one reference or review. The service is free for consumers. Laborfair is:

--  Easy to use: Simple searches produce results within one click
--  Transparent: All providers include a profile with photos,
    availability, fees and more
--  Peer-reviewed: Service provider profiles include reviews by past
    customers
--  Responsive: Service providers are rated on responsiveness to ensure
    timely replies
    

"Laborfair will change the way Americans find and hire household or personal services. We remove the mystery from the equation, help deliver peace of mind, and allow everyone to benefit," continued Raby.

For more information about Laborfair or to find local service providers, please visit www.Laborfair.com.

About Laborfair

Laborfair is the smart, easy and right way to find quality help ranging from a handyman to a personal chef. Laborfair was founded in 2006 with a mission to help independent service providers improve their career and life opportunities by connecting them with people in search of personal help. To achieve that mission, the company has created the premiere online labor marketplace for connecting people in search of personal help with those who can provide it in a way that's fair, easy and financially rewarding for everyone involved. For more information on the company or to find a service provider, please visit www.Laborfair.com.

Contact Information

  • Press Contact:
    Michael Azzano
    Cosmo PR for Laborfair
    (415) 596-1978
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