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Apna.co sees 40% growth in female users in Q2 2021

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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There is a growth of 40% in female users in Q2 2021 due to the increasing demand of work from home jobs and part-time jobs, according to Apna.co, a professional networking and jobs platform. In comparison to last quarter, women participation has seen a rise of 17% in tele-calling, 13% in sales, 12% in accounts and 10% in teaching in part-time jobs.

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Apna aims to double the women’s workforce participation by the end of 2021, the company stated in a release.

“The key factor behind the rise of women participation in gig workers is flexible work hours for them, convenience, higher unit pay, and greater efficiencies,” stated the release. In the last six months, more than 2.5 lakh women applied for work from home jobs at leading companies including Byju’s, Teamlease NSE -2.40 %, and Sh ..

Due to the flexibility at work, 10% more women are applying for part-time jobs as compared to full-time jobs, according to Apna.co.

“In the first year of the pandemic starting March 2020, nearly 20 lakh metropolitan women reverse migrated to their hometowns. Through Apna, the rising women workforce will get a digital professional identity for the first time and they will continuously upgrade their skills and find the best jobs,” Nirmit Parikh, CEO and Founder, Apna, said.

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With Apna app, women candidates can in 48 hours find the most suitable opportunity as per their skills, interest area, and remuneration, claims the company in the statement. Over 18 lakh jobs are available on the platform in 70+ categories across India, according to the company.

The company said it has raised over Rs 670 crore from investors such as Insight Partners, Tiger Global, Lightspeed India, Sequoia Capital India, Rocketship.VC and Greenox Capital.

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