When Dallas-area Kids Can Find Mini-jobs Without Jeopardizing Their Schoolwork, That's a Win-win

Given how much high school students have on their plates — from devoting more time to their studies to volunteering to extracurricular activities — a regular part-time job may not be in the cards. But a new Dallas-based mobile app could provide an innovative way for students to earn some money.The "gig economy" explosion over the last four to five years has created a new kind of job market where people control when they want to work to earn some extra cash. Outlets like TaskRabbit, UberEats and Amazon Flex tend to assist adults who have cars, but there has to be a market for high schoolers, right?Enter Skratch. In North Texas, young adults ages 14 to 20 can use the iPhone app (they say an Android version is in the works) to find temporary jobs that pay $12.50 - $15 an hour.  Continue reading...

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