A Tech Startup with a Social Cause – Helper4U is Enabling Uneducated Masses Find Jobs
With technology startups easing the search, discovery, and engagement of skilled professionals like electricians, plumbers, there is still a space for the highly unorganized sector of employing everyday help with ease. Founded in July 2014, Mumbai based Helper4U is one such online company aiming to become a bridge between unskilled workers and consumers. It is an online database of the uneducated ABCD (Ayaah, Bai, Cook, and Driver) and other helpers like security guards, patient care personnel, courier boys, call center employees, delivery people or something similar to earn money.
The startup aims to enable unskilled workers to find jobs at free of cost, while helping employers choose from available candidates, at a minuscule cost. Employers can access the data on computers or mobiles, and immediately call the candidates they like. The firm has also launched an app for Android and iOS users.
The venture has been started by Meenakshi Gupta Jain. She holds a MPhil degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, with a work experience of approximately 25 years behind her, which includes many years of work as a teacher, corporate trainer and eLearning professional. She is also a freelance writer and has some books to her credit. Meenakshi has another site ClickForCoach, which helps students and teachers connect with each other.
“The idea came from the fact my own experience of challenges faced whenever I needed a Helper like a maid, cook, driver etc,” said Meenakshi upon asking where did the idea for the startup come from.
What problems is it solving?
Helpers from the bottom of the pyramid need job givers and job givers need these workers, but neither side knows how to reach the other without a middleman. Hence, Helper4U.in is facilitating a direct connection between the job seeker and job giver to transform the way job givers can hire the people from the bottom of the pyramid, by using the increasing penetration of mobiles and internet.
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