Re-joining the workforce after taking time off to stay home with your kids isn’t always easy. You may have a big gap on your resume to explain or fall behind on the latest trends and skills in your trade. Now one company wants to do something to help in a big way, with a website with flexible jobs for parents.

The Mom Project was established to help moms and dads find a way to re-enter the workforce in a way that still provides the balance needed with young kids at home. Going back to a full-time job isn’t always the best option. After all, even when kids are old enough for school they still require plenty of care. Being faced with the choice of a 9-to-5 job or no job at all isn’t exactly ideal either.

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The company connects parents with flexible work opportunities like freelance projects, remote jobs and re-entry programs. It’s not just another job board: The Mom Project is an interactive platform that enables businesses to not only find you, but to also interview, hire and pay you. It’s a one-stop shop with a novel premise.

The site is an online marketplace that allows users to bid on work opportunities and negotiate pay. And, it’s completely free to sign up and use as a job seeker, to boot.

The best part is, it’s not simply focused on the usual low-pay, work-from-home staples, like telemarketing. There are a wide variety of opportunities available in many industries, including marketing, finance, technology and legal—for a range of skill levels.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

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