Assistants are helper NPCs that can be hired for your home to craft items for you. You can hire up to two assistants. Every assistant has a monthly salary, which can be paid up to 7 days before the end of their current employment period.
Each Assistant has their own specialty which determines what items they can make. There are four different Specialties:
Rings - Craft rings with randomized stat bonuses.
Necklaces - Craft necklaces with randomized stat bonuses.
Beverages - Craft drinks that can be consumed to restore health over time.
Cooking - Craft food items that can provide temporary stat boosts.
You can hire an Assistant while in Furnishing mode for your home. click on the section for "Assistants" to view all the ones that are available.