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Rent-A-Grandma Helps Older Women Find Work

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A new employment agency is recruiting women of a certain age for a job many working families desperately need to fill: someone to care for their children. Rent-A-Grandma was profiled in this month's Entrepreneur Magazine. The company's founder was working as a tutor in Los Angeles when he first started hearing complaints from parents about the quality of their child care.
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