SMS platform lets freelancers without internet find work

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

The majority of companies now make use of social media and online resources such as LinkedIn to source new employees. At the same time, less than 50 percent of homes in Louisiana have high speed internet, putting jobseekers without access at a significant disadvantage. Hoping to rectify this, Werkly is a marketplace for freelancers which wants to expand its platform to integrate SMS texting, enabling those without internet access to apply for short term work and accept job offers via their mobile. Werkly is a community marketplace which launched at the end of 2014 and currently has over 3000 members.…

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