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A site where people looking for hourly jobs and internships could link up with people looking to fill those slots

Shawn Boyer set out to help a friend find a job. He ended up creating a new one for himself.

Back in 1999, his friend came to him with a problem. She was getting a doctorate in an obscure liberal-arts field, and finding an internship was a challenge. Mr. Boyer, just a couple of years out of law school himself, agreed to help with some online investigating.

His search turned up job-search sites, but none that offered much help with internships. Along the way, he noticed something else—he didn’t see any sites that focused on hourly jobs, as opposed to salaried workers.

That got him thinking. His parents, he recalled, often came up short on candidates for positions like sales associates at their jewelry store. If nobody was offering online services to help fill those jobs, Mr. Boyer figured, “maybe it’s not a very good idea—or they’re just not recognizing it.”

Since he was early in his career, and on his own, Mr. Boyer decided to take a chance. He would launch a site where people looking for hourly jobs and internships could link up with people looking to fill those slots.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor

WSJ

via A lawyer helping a friend find work decided he could help others, too – WSJ.com.

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