Apna steps up to help essential service businesses hire at no cost during Covid-19
Apna is India’s leading hiring platform for frontline workers
Hyderabad: 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.
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.