- Apna has committed to make its platform available to employers free of charge and expand to new cities to help businesses and frontline workers across India in their battle against the pandemic
- Apna has deployed special services at a short notice to facilitate 7M interactions between businesses and frontline staff in the last 30 days to help reconstruct India’s economy brick by brick
New Delhi, India, May 6th, 2021: Apna, one of India’s largest hiring platforms dedicated to the blue and grey collar workforce, is on a mission to help Indian businesses hire their frontline workforce in the shortest time. The businesses can now continue to operate and keep their essential and critical services running in these trying times. Apna has amplified its efforts for critical roles such as volunteers, nurses, healthcare staff, delivery persons, lab technicians, drivers, or any other similar roles. They have made their products and services available free of cost, in their bid to support businesses and communities across India stand up against Covid-19.
India is facing an unprecedented challenge due to the second wave of Covid-19, with countless workers recovering from severe illness, helping friends and family members or dealing with the loss of loved ones, making it harder for businesses to operate. However, if India needs to battle Covid and recover from the pandemic, businesses catering to essential services must continue to operate effectively.
Apna has set up a 24 X 7 helpline at 011-41219881 to help essential service businesses hire the right talent within 48 hours, so that business operations can continue with minimal disruptions. Alternatively, employers can log on to employer.apna.co and post their hiring requirements in less than 2 minutes.
Nirmit Parikh, CEO & Co-Founder, Apna, said, “Today, as India battles the biggest problem of halted services, shutdowns, and unemployment, we at Apna want to help essential services and businesses that need to operate to hire people with the right tools to help India fight the pandemic. Since the first lockdown in March 2020, our platform has facilitated over 3.5 crore interactions pan-India. By empowering our blue and grey collar workforce, we will together contribute to rebuild our economy and help India get back to work over time.”
There has been a significant rise in frontline workers looking for job opportunities on the Apna mobile app. Over 1 lakh employers including, 1MG, Columbia Asia Hospitals, Zomato, Flipkart, Swiggy, Wellness Forever, Kirloskar Chillers, and Bharti AXA, among others have leveraged the platform to hire talented resources free of cost. Apna is currently live in 14 cities and is growing its geographic footprint at a rapid pace to cope with the increasing demand from candidates and employers alike; Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Surat, Pune, Jaipur, Lucknow, Chandigarh (tri- city area), Kanpur, Ludhiana and Ranchi are the cities where Apna is currently active.
Zomato, India’s leading online food delivery platform, backed Apna’s efforts saying, “We are elated to be working with Apna which is on a national mission to mitigate the impact that Covid 19 has had on
the job market and help India come back to work. We commend the intent and drive of Team Apna to help the present-day employers onboard the right resources in the shortest time.”
1mg, India’s leading online pharmacy added, “We are closely working with Apna for talent discovery across job families and their quickest turn-around time is enabling us to uninterruptedly continue our daily functions and services.”
The Apna platform comprises vertical communities for skilled professionals like carpenters, painters, field sales agents, security guards, delivery personnel, masons, artists, tailors, beauticians, and many others. It is a seamless platform for both job seekers and employers, to choose from over 10 lakh jobs in 70+ categories based on their qualification, experience, location, skill sets, and interest areas.
Founded in 2019, the Apna mobile app is India’s largest professional networking platform dedicated to the blue and grey collar workforce, helping India’s burgeoning working class to unlock unique professional networking, and skilling opportunities. The app is currently live in Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Ranchi, Kolkata, Surat, Lucknow, Kanpur, Ludhiana, and Chandigarh.
Having raised capital from marquee investors like Lightspeed India, Sequoia Capital, Rocketship.vc and Greenoaks Capital, Apna is on a mission to enable livelihoods for billions in India. With over 85 lakh users, present in 14 cities and counting, and over 1 lakh employers that trust the platform – India has a new destination to discover relevant opportunities.