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

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Mumbai : 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.

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