QuadJobs provides college student employment service

QuadJobs, the brainchild of three Greenwich women, has launched in Fairfield and Westchester counties, giving local households and business owners the ability to book a college student for various jobs with the click of a mouse.

Whether it’s a family finding a babysitter for Friday night, a caterer hiring servers, or a retail store staffing up for the holiday crunch, QuadJobs subscribers make well-informed hires based on reviews and experience tracked on the site.

“College students are uniquely attractive to a wide range of employers,” said Betsy O’Reilly, a Greenwich co-founder and CEO of QuadJobs. “Yet they’ve been a fragmented labor force that’s difficult to reach. QuadJobs brings employers and students together in a streamlined way that benefits both sides tremendously.”

Students have proved eager to use the service. Following the close of a significant capital raise, QuadJobs has already registered hundreds of local college and graduate students and developed a presence on seven campuses.

“The response from students has been incredible,” Andra Newman, a Greenwich resident co-founder and head of college recruitment, said.  “They need extra income and help launching their careers. QuadJobs is useful to them in the short term and long term.”

Employers who subscribe to QuadJobs may post unlimited jobs. Once a job is posted, they hear back from applicants who fit their criteria. Jobs or interviews can be booked in minutes and employers can contribute written reviews, ratings and Facebook “Likes” to student profiles. These factor into a student’s “JobGPA”—the employment track record that each student accrues on the site.

“A student’s JobGPA is very important when I’m hiring,” said Lindley Pless, who has used the site for professional and personal reasons. “QuadJobs connects me with the flexible help I need, and I feel comfortable knowing that the students I’m hiring are ‘tried and true’—vetted by other members of our community.”

Students create a profile, including their credentials, certifications, and JobGPA. They choose how they would like to be alerted to new job opportunities for which they are qualified. Unlike with other sites, students keep all the money they make, and positive reviews build their résumés and foster future hires. Each campus has several “School Captains” to help students make the most of what QuadJobs offers. Students are provided with the opportunity to process a background screen, which is handled by a third-party service.

“As a student, I need employment that is flexible and local,” said Liz Peck, a student at Fairfield University who is registered on QuadJobs. “I find jobs that suit my schedule and skills. I don’t pay for the service, and I don’t have to give away anything I’ve earned. My friends and I like the idea that we’re doing something more than just make money. We’re building our résumés so that we can get hired after graduation for the jobs we want.”

Available now to employers and students in Fairfield County and parts of Westchester County, QuadJobs will expand to additional suburban areas over the next 12 months. Employers pay an $8.95 monthly subscription fee to register on QuadJobs, but the service is free to college students. As the company grows, QuadJobs will explore other revenue opportunities.

For more information, visit Quadjobs.com or contact Bridie Loverro at [email protected] or 203-622-1080.

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