The Gigs category is for short-term work assignments rather than permanent jobs.
Craigslist (stylized as craigslist) is an American classified advertisements website with sections devoted to jobs, housing, for sale, items wanted, services, community service, gigs, résumés, and discussion forums. In March 2008, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Portuguese became the first non-English languages Craigslist supported.
Craigslist users act like the site's watchdogs by monitoring the content that gets posted.The initial technology encountered some limits, so by Majordomo had been installed and the mailing list "Craigslist" resumed operations.Community members started asking for a web interface.In early 1995, he began an email distribution list to friends.Most of the early postings were submitted by Newmark and were notices of social events of interest to software and Internet developers living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. The number of subscribers and postings grew rapidly.The company does not formally disclose financial or ownership information.Analysts and commentators have reported varying figures for its annual revenue, ranging from million in 2004, million in 2005, and , there have been no substantive changes to the usefulness, or the non-advertising nature of the site; neither banner ads, nor charges for a few services provided to businesses.The Community category on craigslist functions like a community center's bulletin board.It includes subsections for local news, politics, announcements, volunteer opportunities, rideshare programs and other local events and activities.There's also a forums section that allows users to discuss topics on everything from gardening to the Linux operating system.Craigslist's founder Craig Newmark and CEO Jim Buckmaster aim to provide users with a helpful, noncommercial way to connect with other people in their communities [source: New York Times].