Vancouver’s Local Solo connects employers and freelancers

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      It's so hard to find good help these days. No doubt this cliché applies to the freelance market.

      Vancouver's Mark Fromson and Stephen Hayes-McCoy have built a website to connect employers and "quality local freelancers". Local Solo launched in October and has since expanded to 27 cities in Canada and the U.S.

      It's free to use for both employers and freelancers. Not just any freelancer can get listed on Local Solo though. You have to apply to get a profile on the site.

      Local Solo has categories for people in such fields as game design, marketing, user experience, and video. "You'll always have full control over your profile, including availability and visibility," the site states.

      The site's founders plan to make money in the future by charging for premium features.