World's First 'Micro Job' Site for Seniors Launched
Last updated 5/14/2015 at 7:19pm | View PDF
Founded after British entrepreneur Matthew Twist realized there was no easy way for his mother to utilize her accounting skills during her retirement, SeniorSquirrels.com is the world's first "micro job" platform for the senior generation. Micro jobs are defined as gigs, where the worker is an independent contractor hired for a particular task.
The company's mission is to connect the 50+ population of the United States, United Kingdom and Europe with organizations and individuals who need help to complete skilled micro jobs.
"The retired and semi-retired population of the U.K. is a vast and growing untapped resource of knowledge and experience," explained Twist. "SeniorSquirrels.com is the first platform in the world that seamlessly connects this resource with people and businesses who can use it."
The full launch of the service is schedule for this summer, but the company is currently signing up "Super Squirrels" on its website.
"(Our) focus is on connecting skilled and experienced people with businesses and individuals who need their help," said Twist. "It could be a requirement for an expert gardener or a retired accountant, either way we make the connection. The Senior Squirrel generates an extra income from their hobby or expertise, whilst the customers who use the service hire skilled people without the traditional overheads of employment."
To sign up to become a Senior Squirrel or to register as business or individual who could use skilled and reliable people to complete micro jobs, visit seniorsquirrels.com.