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Apna extends platform to nurses, healthcare staff, lab technicians

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1MG, Columbia Asia Hospitals, Wellness Forever part of employer base  

As healthcare staff recover from COVID-19 or need time off to care for family members, Apna, a hiring platform dedicated to the blue and grey collar workforce, has amplified its efforts for critical roles such as volunteers, nurses, healthcare staff, delivery persons, lab technicians, drivers, and similar roles.

As per the company, over 1 lakh employers including, 1MG, Columbia Asia Hospitals, Wellness Forever, Zomato, Flipkart, Swiggy, Kirloskar Chillers, and Bharti AXA, among others have leveraged the platform to hire talented resources free of cost.

The release also quoted 1mg, one of India’s fast growing online pharmacies endorsing the service, “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.”

As per a press release, the platform has made its products and services available free of cost during the pandemic and also set up a 24X7 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, “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.”

Having raised capital from marquee investors like Lightspeed India, Sequoia Capital, Rocketship.vc and Greenoaks Capital, Apna claims to have over 85 lakh users, is present in 14 cities and has over 1 lakh employers that use the platform.

Apna is currently active from Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Surat, Pune, Jaipur, Lucknow, Chandigarh (tri-city area), Kanpur, Ludhiana and Ranchi.

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 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, as per the release.

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