While some people can make a career out of finding jobs for people, LokalPe is doing that, but for free. It is the first app where blue-collar workers can create ‘Profile Videos’ and ‘Skill videos’ to get hired, and presently it is free of charge for job seekers in the various towns of India.
And while its full version launched only in September, the company is reporting strong traction.
“To be frank, we haven’t marketed our app aggressively on a national level, but that’s because Delhi-NCR, UP, Telangana, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh, the main states we are concentrating on, account for about 61 per cent of the job seekers in India,” says Co-founder Ankush Sharma, adding that this is why LokalPe is so insistent about concentrating on employment at a micro level.
“If we can find jobs for people in their towns and villages, and can reduce this constant migration by even 5 per cent, we think that will make a substantial difference.”
The app allows blue-collar employees to demonstrate their skills and upskill themselves by seeking suitable jobs amongst their own towns, and can also demonstrate their competence by sharing their skill videos.
Source: The New Indian Express