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Entrepreneur, Fairfield U Student Team Up To Launch 'Uber' Of Work For Hire

Dayworks founder Joe DeJesus with Andres Mego, the business development manager for Dayworks and a Fairfield resident.
Dayworks founder Joe DeJesus with Andres Mego, the business development manager for Dayworks and a Fairfield resident. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Call it the Uber of home repair, renovation or landscaping — even snow shoveling.

A Fairfield County team, which works out of Stamford, recently developed the Dayworks app to connect customers with labor ranging from carpenters, painters to landscapers. The app takes the guesswork out of finding those workers.

“You get instantly connected: There is no calling or looking around,” said Dayworks Marketing Manager Ryan Maddaluna, who is a senior at Fairfield University. “Every type of work you need is on this app.”

Although the app can be used anywhere in the U.S., currently workers are available from Port Chester, N.Y. up to New Haven, the Hartford area as well as part of New York, N.Y.

The app is available as a free download on the App Store and the Google Play Store. Currently, the first three connections are free. Each additional connection costs the person hiring the worker $1.

The app is free for workers, who could also view an employer’s star rating before accepting a job.

The app is designed to appeal to employers who need to hire someone on a short-term basis. A landscaping crew that might be short a man for the day could find a replacement through the app, for example.

The app can also be useful to homeowners in the winter, who can also use the app to hire someone for snow shoveling, according to Maddaluna.

But not all the work relationships formed on the app are short term. Some workers who were hired for jobs ended up with full-time employment offers through the people that hired them on the app, Maddaluna said.

The site operates on a five-star rating system, which ensures that only employers who have hired a worker can offer feedback. Workers can post pictures of their previous jobs so users can “get an idea of their quality of work,” Maddaluna said.

For more information on the app, visit its website here .

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