PHILADELPHIA, PA—QuadJobs.com, the fast-growing online marketplace connecting college and graduate students with local odd job opportunities, has now launched in Philadelphia in time for students returning to campus. Students from Villanova, Saint Joseph’s University, Bryn Mawr, Temple and UPENN are already using the site to find local jobs—from babysitting to party help, tutoring to internships—that fit into their schedules.
“Philadelphia has been in our sights since we launched in 2014,” said CEO and co-founder Betsy O’Reilly. “We’re thrilled with the immediate enthusiasm we’ve seen from students there, and employers seem excited to have a streamlined way of reaching the incredible student talent in the area.”
QuadJobs launched in October 2014, quickly building a strong following in the Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey and unlocking upwards of 20,000 local jobs for college students. O’Reilly expects that QuadJobs will provide Philadelphia students with 10,000 jobs in the next 12 months, generating $1.5 million in extra income for these students—money that many of them use to alleviate their student debt or simply pay for their textbooks.
“I’ve been a steady user of QuadJobs when I’m home,” said Julien Adveney, University of Pennsylvania student, “and now I’m thrilled to be able to find jobs that fit into my schedule year-round. It’s an amazing resource for students.”
Employers pay $35/ year for unlimited posts on QuadJobs, or they can opt for a single post for $7. QuadJobs is free to all college and graduate students. 94% of jobs posted receive at least two applicants within 24 hours, and most receive many more.
QuadJobs tracks every job a student takes, and gathers performance reviews. This ‘JobGPA’ is visible when a student applies to a job, and a useful tool for employers.
“I can immediately vet a student based on what other employers in my area have to say,” said Graham Veysey, an interior decorator in Greenwich, CT. “I’ve come to rely very heavily on QuadJobs, whether I’m looking for a babysitter or someone to pinch-hit at the office during a busy time.”
Babysitting and household help – with jobs ranging from moving a couch to gardening to organizing photos into albums – remain the main category of jobs on the site, but O’Reilly notes that local businesses are gaining ground each week. “We’ve seen a surge in businesses looking for students to hand out fliers, design a logo, boost social media presence, or organize inventory. QuadJobs gives local businesses access to a fluid, talented workforce that is otherwise hard to reach.”
- For $35/ year, employers subscribe to QuadJobs and are able to post unlimited jobs. Employers also have the option of a single post for $7, and they’re only charged after they’ve received two applicants.
- Once a job is posted, employers are notified when students apply. Employers see an applicant’s JobGPA, which includes a detailed track record of past jobs and feedback from past employers.
- Jobs or interviews can be booked in minutes and employers can contribute written reviews and ratings to student profiles once the job is done.
- If an employer gives a student a JobGPA rating of 3.0, the student becomes a favorite—and the employer is able to quickly and easily rehire the student for future jobs.
“I rely heavily on QuadJobs for babysitting and odd jobs,” said Heidi Farro, a mother of 3 in Chatham, NJ. “Our family has really enjoyed getting to know local students. They’re great kids, the kind of students you want to see succeed. We’re used QuadJobs to make birthday parties run more smoothly, and to organize our playroom.”
- QuadJobs is completely free to college and graduate students with an active .edu address.
- Students create a profile, including their credentials and certifications.
- Unlike other services, students keep all the money they make.
- Unlike other services, every job counts on a student’s resume. Positive reviews build their resumes and foster future hires.
- Unlike other services, QuadJobs brings students flexible jobs that fit into their busy and changing schedules. Students work when they can. Not all jobs require an ongoing commitment. Even if a student is unable to work many hours, they can still build a meaningful track record.
“As a student, I need employment that is flexible and local,” said Jeannine Nocera, a QuadJobs student at Fairfield University. “I find jobs that suit my schedule and skills. My friends and I like the idea that we’re doing something more than just make money. We’re building our resumes with jobs big and small.”
ABC News NY called QuadJobs a “game-changer for college students,” and Dana Perino of FOX News called the fast-growing startup “a name to remember” in the on-demand space. As part of a national rollout, QuadJobs has launched in the tristate area, Chicago, and Boston.