JobSpotter’s crowd earns Amazon gift vouchers

15 Mar 2017

JobSpotter, the hyper-local jobs app of Indeed.com which relies on the crowd to list “help wanted” jobs advertised on shop windows, awards between five and 150 points for a job listed by an individual, and approved by the site. The job listing is simply a photo of the vacancy, as it appears on the shop window.

The points are collected in a wallet opened for the individual on the site. The aggregated points cannot be exchanged for cash, but they can be redeemed as Amazon vouchers.

The app launched in the U.K. last month (our initial report), after building an impressive following in the U.S. and Australia in just one year.

Here is the full story behind the site and its launch in the U.S. in July last year.

In a recent article by The Sun in the U.K., it was reported that a point equals one cent U.S., which is converted to British pound. The more current the job is, the more points are allocated, according to Indeed.com.

Of course, there is no restriction on a number of listings, and an individual can submit as many “help wanted” pictures as he finds. A U.S. job spotter (and lister) reportedly managed to rack up an impressive £5,000 in reward for his back-to-back listings.

Read the informative article of The Sun here.

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Tariq Ahmed Saeedi

Tariq Ahmed Saeedi writes stories on sharing economies in Asia – particularly Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Korea, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Iran. He has been with the AIM Group for the past two years. Tariq is also a spotter, monitoring global industry’s updates. He carries more than 15 years of writing experience. Tariq frequently contributes economic/tech news and analysis to a daily The News International and a magazine. He has also written features and interview articles for various other publications and some of his write-ups have been cited for references in reports by the World Bank and archived in Florida Institute of Technology’s library. Tariq has also narrated corporate website content for Audi importer in Pakistan and others. He started his career from a television’s current affairs department in 2003 and later joined the country’s premier news agency Pakistan Press International.