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Need a job? New app TaskRabbit expands to DFW


The following story ran in the Oct. 2, 2013, edition of PegasusNews.com. John Brackett is a 2010 graduate of SMU.

October 3, 2013

By Brentney Hamilton

DALLAS — Despite claims about Texas' strong job creation, the AP reports that the state's median income still has not recovered to its peak year 2000 level, leaving many willing workers living paycheck to paycheck. A San Francisco-based app that just launched in Dallas lets employable people take their frustrated desires for work into their own hands.

TaskRabbit is a web portal that connects thoroughly vetted skilled workers with paying jobs.

The site is open to both job posters and "Task Rabbits," as potential workers are called. The types of jobs range from personal assistant work, such as putting together IKEA furniture or grocery shopping, to office work and research tasks....

Johnny Brackett, TaskRabbit senior manager, marketing and communications. TaskRabbit encourages workers to upload video profiles...

Brackett is an SMU alumnus who began working for the company in 2010. The company's expansion to Dallas coincided with launches in Atlanta, Houston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., but Brackett said that he had been "preaching Dallas' virtues" to the company for years....


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