apna.co, India’s largest professional networking and jobs platform dedicated to the rising workforce, today expands its footprint in Chennai, to enable +20 lakh job interviews in the city by December 2021. apna.co will play a critical role in democratizing access to employment & upskilling and cater to the growing industries like education, e-commerce, pharma, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain, to name a few. apna is designed to simplify the hiring process and enables recruiters to hire candidates within 48 hours, without any charges. The leading companies that are hiring through apna in Chennai are Uber, Byju’s, Swiggy, Teamlease and Shadowfax, among others.
After the success in 14 cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata with +1 lakh employers and +1 crore registered users, now apna comes to Chennai with an aim to connect people with professional opportunities. The platform brings along the language localisation flavour in Konjam English and there is a massive interest shown by users in Chennai and over 10,000 job applicants have come on board in just the first three days of the launch.
Committed to serving Chennai, Nirmit Parikh, CEO and Founder, apna, said, “With apna’s launch in Chennai, we aim to bring a fresh approach towards seamless talent discovery and job application process. We aim for companies to hire talented candidates in the most efficient way by embracing technology that fast tracks hiring for the rising workforce.”
He also added, “apna is committed to enable 20 Lakh interviews by the end of this year in Chennai and bring prosperity into the lives of its users. The pandemic has severely impacted our rising workforces and shook the economy hard. As a disruptive Indian start-up, we believe that it is our chance to serve the country and contribute to restarting India. The adoption of technology will bring in access to employability and job opportunities. Through apna, our frontline workers will get a digital professional identity for the first time and they will continue to upgrade their skills and find the best jobs.”
With the apna app, candidates can now skip the line to find the most suitable job as per their skills, interest area, proximity, and remuneration. Job seekers and aspirants can choose from more than 18 lakh jobs available on the platform in 70+ categories across India. apna is empowering the rising working class with the power of professional networking that has enabled people to identify hyperlocal informal job opportunities through communities as well.
apna recently raised INR 520 Crore Series B funding led by Insight Partners and Tiger Global. The current valuation of the company holds INR 4,250 crore and is among the notable start-ups in India which are making a change in the society using technology. apna is slated to be the market leader with over 1 crore users and 1 lakh+ employers within 1.5 years. Over 2 Crore job interviews & professional conversations have been conducted in the last 30 days through the platform nationally. Since the first lockdown in March 2020, apna has facilitated over 3.5 crore interactions pan-India.