Fair Trade has a positive image, Outsourcing does not.
Outsourcing is not just getting things done for cheap in a far away land.
It could be CoWorking, hiring a Concierge like myself or getting household help or a gardener.
A new online service named LaborFair wants to match people who need household help, eldercare, gardeners and handymen with those who can provide the services for a fair pay.
Qualified workers register, pay a small fee and create a profile listing the service they can provide, days they are available and the cities where they can work and their hourly rate.
In order to hire these workers you will need to register (at no cost).
The workers get 100% of the amount they charge.
After using the service, you can rate it by writing a review.
Labor Fair defines itself as 'a community of fairness and value for all its members'
It echoes the philosophy of another newcomer, Good Magazine.
For now, LaborFair serves only a number of cities in California.
I discovered LaborFair on Springwise.
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