Odd jobs become the new normal
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 16:21:42 GMT —
In October, 171,000 jobs were added to the nationâ??s economy. The numbers are not making the cut. According to economic professor Chris Douglas at the University of Michigan Flint. He said the number is not a reflection on the people working odd jobs.
"Only asks if they work over the past month and people say yes. Doesn't ask if itâ??s because they work part time or an odd job,â?? said Douglas.
In time, Professor Douglas believes there will be even more lemonade stands popping up.
If you are in need of another income consider www.oddjobnation.com, the site offers quick work for whatever your talents may be.
"Odd jobs run the gamete from helping someone put fliers up to shaving your head for the cover of a magazine. The emphasis is on the odd," said site creator Jeremy Redleaf.
"People have to do whatâ??s best for them," said Professor Douglas.
Zachary Kidder, owner of Cabana Soaps, makes soap at home and sells it in local farmerâ??s markets. Kidder said his odd job works for him, "you can be as successful as you want to be, it's just how motivated you want to be,â?? said Kidder.