Apna.co now launches in Kolkata to instantly connect top companies with blue & grey collar professionals.

  • co now marks a presence in 8 Indian cities to drive the National employment agenda
  • Available in the Bangla script, it will empower employers to swiftly hire an able blue/grey collar workforce within their proximity

Kolkata, March 31st, 2021Apna.co, India’s largest professional networking platform dedicated to blue and grey collar workforce is now launched in the city of joy in the native language, Bangla. Companies now have a new and easy way to find a skilled and suitable workforce in Kolkata. The launch of Apna.co will enable millions of workers to get a digital professional identity for the first time and therefore easily showcase their skills and talent to the companies.

Apna.co comprises vertical communities for skilled professionals like carpenters, painters, field sales agents, security guards, delivery personnel, masons, call centers, BPOs, tailors, beauticians, and many others. At a national level, over 80,000 companies are using the platform to locate new workers. The leading companies hiring through Apna.co in Kolkata comprise Swiggy, Byjus, Teamlease, Nobroker among others.

Apna.co fast tracks the hiring to take place in less than 48 hours by creating a professional digital identity of the workers and connect with the HR directly. This is the platform advantage against the traditional non-digital methods comprising physical processes such as identifying vacancies, sending resumes over emails, interview, and selection. There is a massive interest among the companies already and in just the first few hours of the launch over 10,000 job applications have taken place.

Given the talent and passion in the youth of Bengal, Apna.co will play a critical role in democratizing access to employment and upskilling. The naturally occurring interactions in the community, are poised to bring about a lot of potential for hyperlocal-entrepreneurship and also boost the gig economy. Apna is slated to be the market leader with over 6.5 million users within 1.5 years. At a time when unemployment is at a high, over 2.7 million job interviews have been conducted in the last 30 days through the platform.

In the last 1.5 years, Apna has helped Small and Medium Business Enterprises (SMBs) and global leading companies such as Amazon.com, Flipkart, BigBasket, Coffee Day, Fortis hire talented candidates.

Nirmit Parikh, CEO & Co-Founder, Apna, said, “We are thrilled to bring the disruption of Apna.co to Kolkata and enable the employers to find the most suitable candidates. We aim to create avenues of employment leading to prosperity and enable job search and career-building seamless for the candidates. Through the Apna platform in Bangla script now, our frontline workers will for the first time get a digital identity, network with like-minded communities virtually, and continue to upgrade themselves.”

Shadowfax, among India’s most trusted logistics brands and a long-term partner of Apna.co says, “Team Apna.co has provided us with great support during the lockdown. 75% of our job fulfillment for delivery personnel has been through the Apna.co portal. The specialized feature requires no manual typing, is swift and the candidates received are already thoroughly screened.”

With a presence in 8 cities now, Apna.co aims to be present pan India and help create both formal and informal job opportunities to serve the talent at the bottom of the pyramid.

About Apna.co

Founded in 2019, Apna.co helps India’s burgeoning working class to unlock unique professional, networking, and skilling opportunities. Having raised capital from marquee investors like Lightspeed India and Sequoia Capital, Apna is on a mission to enable livelihoods for billions in India. With over 6.5 million downloads, presence in 8 cities and counting, and over 80,000 employers that trust the platform – India has a new destination to discover relevant opportunities.

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