Quality work on the fringes


Screen Shot 2018-08-29 at 16.36.39We can’t guarantee a perfect flow of work; no labor market can. But our app and websites give you broad opportunity and every possible control.


Data is fictitious, the technology is real

Assume you live in North Los Angeles. You are a single parent, needing to work around varying Dad-duties. After some time in retail, you want a career in the care sector.  You registered with a local employment non-profit that includes the region’s CEDAH (Central Database of Available Hours) in its services.

MenuIt’s 9:30AM on a Tuesday. You want to work this afternoon. You log-on to the CEDAH. To build your pathway through irregular work it needed to know three things about you:


1) What work can you do?

Key to progression is your Verifications. (Think of a Verification as any fact about you that could help you get work.) You have credentials that range from past employer training certificates to High School certificates to national qualifications. Each has to be confirmed by your intermediary.


You also have Tags. That’s anything about you that might attract resources or help with reporting outcomes. In this fictitious example; you are ex-military, a member of two unions, recently laid off and ex-incarcerated. (Some Tags are confidential, not displayed openly.)


And you have Preferences. Are you comfortable in particular clothing at work? Will you work with animals? Happy to do assignments outdoors? The more the CEDAH knows about you, the more work it can get you.


Your Verifications create a set of unique datapoints used to offer you Roles. A Role is a type-of work. It can be standard across the country or specific to one employer. An employer’s role might include a fixed pay rate. You can be offered dozens of roles that you set to Active or Inactive as you wish. You can’t be booked for a Role currently set to Inactive on your Roles screen.

Role profile

As you gained new Verifications and better Roles you set your older, lower paying, Roles to inactive. You can always turn them back on if work is short.


2) What bookings will you accept?

Menu2So, the CEDAH learned what types of work you are able and willing to do. How does it construct your hourly pay if you haven’t already agreed to a fixed rate?

You can set a rate below which you won’t work for a particular buyer. For example; A local youth project treated you badly on a previous assignment. You have just decided you won’t go there again unless you get a minimum $25 an hour.

My Buyers

You are also choosing to be open to bookings from new buyers. The CEDAH needs to know terms on which you will accept these assignments.

TermsYou can set limits, and rate increases, based on how far you will have to travel to a booking, how long it lasts, how much notice you get and other parameters. This data will be used to work out what compensation you would require to do any given assignment from a buyer where there is no fixed rate in place.

And of course you can set hard limits: “I won’t travel more than 3 miles from home to a booking, I only do sessions of 6 hours or more, I need minimum 2 days’ notice of a booking”. These cut-offs apply to all your work, whether or not you have accepted a fixed rate for the Role.


3) When do you want to work?

Finally, the CEDAH needs to know when you are available to be booked. You can have a rolling pattern of regular weekly availability, or you can change it day-to-day, hour-by-hour, if life is less predictable at the moment.


Green blocks in this grid are bookings. Dark green shows a regular pattern of work; you have agreed to do the same hours each week for that buyer. Light green is a one-off booking.

A quick swipe along some currently  empty cells will put your hours this afternoon into the CEDAH.


Receiving a booking

As soon as you are booked the CEDAH will contact you by text or email, however you wish. It will tell you how long you have to confirm, leaving itself time to find a replacement if you don’t. You can respond by text or go to the main site.

10BOnce you confirm, a timesheet is created. Extra hours or expenses can be added. But it has to be approved by both you and the buyer before going to payroll.


And every booking completed is added to the validated resume you quickly build up. This is the raw data a CEDAH can use to ensure your reliability earns increased opportunities across the local market.

My Bookings


Buyers & Intermediaries