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Butler-on-demand service Alfred launches in New York

Remember the last time you came home from work, plopped down on the couch, put your feet up, and relaxed for the rest of the night? Neither do we.

Boston-based Alfred aims to make the luxury of having a butler accessible to the average working man or woman; the service launched in Manhattan in November. For $99 per month, users can pawn off chores on an Alfred-employed – and as Alfred CEO Marcela Sapone stresses, highly vetted – assistant.

Alfred, of course, is not the first tech service to offer New Yorkers a break from arduous errands. What sets Alfred apart, however, is its automation. Assigned Alfred assistants will pick up on living habits and replace that carton of 2% before you can even say “spoiled milk”.

The company also differs from many other sharing economy startups in that it favors full-time employment over contract work for service assistants.

“We see that happier employees lead to happier customers. The investment in people makes sense in our business,” Sapone told us.

You can sign up for Alfred here.

The company has offices in both Boston and New York, and they’re hiring for a variety of roles. Get all the details here.

Now go forth (and sit back).

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