Local Job Listings

Claire Hall

Finding a job can be tough, even if you have the skills and experience required. It can be time-consuming and stressful, and can leave you feeling more than a little disheartened the longer your search goes on. If you want to find work near to where you live rather than having to travel too far, it makes sense to take a look at local job listings. Work Locally – a website dedicated to matching job seekers with jobs in their local area – is a great place to start. Here you’ll find a range of roles to suit your needs.

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What’s great about Work Locally is that it doesn’t just advertise jobs for professional tradespeople, such as building or plumbing work. There’s also work available for those are willing to help out with non-skilled jobs such as walking the dog, watering the plants whilst the client is on holiday and mowing the lawn. There may be someone just next door who’s desperately looking for a helping hand with various tasks and who’s willing to pay a fee for your assistance. Browse the Work Locally website to get started with your local job search.

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Oh No! I forgot about my pet cat

Vikki Frost

As my holiday fast approaches I’m sitting here feeling like I have forgotten something?

Then it hits me!! I’ve forgotten to arrange for someone to look after our cat. Holly – my cat, doesn’t look too impressed either. At the grand old age of 20, she has now succumbed to many of life’s little luxuries.

Even though I think Holly would like nothing more than to jet off too sunny Majorca for 7 days lazing around all day, she hate’s traveling – not that we would even contemplate taking her with us. Even a short trip to the vets turns into a 20 min struggle to get her into her basket, fighting 4-legs whilst I’m trying not to get scratched. She may be 20 years old, but she still has some fight left in her!

I now have 2 options, I either book her a 7 night stay at the local cattery, letting her think I’ve put her up for adoption and that we’re not coming back for her, also meaning I would now have to trawl through lots of cattery’s looking for one that I am happy with, or I find a trusted cat sitter to come to my house and look after her, where she can stay stress free in the comfort of her own home.

That’s where WORKLOCALLY was a god send, I was able to Post a Job and wait for potential interested cat sitters to quote on my job (local Job Seekers) and come directly to me. I was able to search their WORKLOCALLY profile for those who quoted and read reviews from other pet owners before deciding who to award my job to. When my job countdown timer end, myself and Holly was able to go through and choose someone that we felt comfortable with.

After awarding the job to someone we thought was best suited, we were finally able to meet Jenny just to make sure she was the right person for the job.
I got to enjoy my holiday, knowing that Holly was in the best possible care and she got to be pampered by the cat sitter for a week stress free.

By the look on her face I’m not 100% sure she is over the moon to have us back.

holly

Thank you WorkLocally!

Are You a Homeowner?

Ashley Ford

Problem
Going away on holiday? No one to feed the cat, water the plants or cut the grass?

Solution
Why not post a Job on WorkLocally and receive a competitive quote on those locally in your area who are willing to earn a little bit of money.

What does it cost?
It’s FREE for the Job poster! We at WorkLocally don’t believe its right to charge Job Posters for posting a job, or managing your job through WorkLocally, when someone is interested on your job through to awarding that Job from the Job Poster to the Job Seeker.

Why WorkLocally?
The great thing about WorkLocally is that it is designed for homeowners who are looking to get stuff done. The range of jobs that can be posted by a Job Poster is enormous. It’s not just about professional tradespeople who can apply to undertake your job, there are local INDEPENDENT people (those who are not a Sole Trader of a Company) i.e., the local lad around the corner, who may be able to undertake your job at a more competitive price that a pro.

Anything else?
Believe it or not we at WorkLocally are quite conscientious when it comes to giving back to the local community. We also know how difficult it is out there at the moment for young adults or students to find local work, hence why we have developed this website to bridge the communication gap between homeowners and those looking for local work

Why not give it a go, it’s FREE and it may be a great alternative than spending more than you have to!

Have a great day.

The WorkLocally team