December 11, 2023

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Jobs app to boost employment for Filipino blue-collar workers

A new job search app was launched in response to the apparent lack of online job-search platforms catering to the local blue-collar job market, according to a recent report.

Since most online platforms cater almost exclusively to college graduates, this new app will specifically serve graduates of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and other skilled and service sector workers.

FindWork was established specifically to serve the large, yet, often underserved blue-collar market.

The app calls this market the “trabahunters” because they are highly trained for work, and always on the lookout for employment opportunities.

Because a lot of online platforms cater to college graduates, a lot of skilled and service workers spend valuable resources like money, time, energy, and the need to rely on agencies for numerous interviews.

The target market for this app may not be technologically savvy but they make up 50% of the country’s workforce, which is a substantial number of skilled workers.

FindWork hopes to change the concept of the prevailing stereotype and a seeming low regard for the blue-collar workers by lifting and empowering this market.

The sleek, intuitive, and streamlined interface made the process for both the applicant and employer easy from sign-up to hiring.

The partnership with TESDA allows for anyone under its program to be immediately included in the FindWork system. Upon sign up, their TESDA certification will be featured.

Through this partnership, FindWork has been able to work with local government units (LGU) and barangays to run neighbourhood job fairs to reach more people.

The app aims to bolster inclusivity to build a more secured employment for the country.

By building an accessible and dedicated app for this niche market that connects them with employers; FindWork believes that the market can look forward to more opportunities with less hassle.

FindWork is also raising the bar in recruiting business by ensuring that all fresh recruits are going to have regular jobs when they get hired.

To prepare them for real work, it will also encourage part-timers who are under FindWork to work as apprentice in the companies they are currently working.

FindWork is bringing ease, inclusivity and opportunity to trabahunters hoping to see local employment grow into a more fertile ecosystem for all skilled and service workers who no longer feel left out or less than.

FindWork pins lack of job-search platforms and avenues for communication between parties as among the key factors on why there is disconnect that hinders employment.

For this reason, FindWork made it a priority to strengthen their app with several filters and communication advances.

The app has over 500 companies and thousands of trabahunters with both parties enjoying a 30% success rate from initial pairing to shortlisting.

FindWork accomplishes this by including special filters to help both parties easily find matches based on experience, training, position and even location.

Another special feature unique to this app is the chat feature that allows employer and applicant to talk in real time, saving both parties a significant chunk of their resources.

Since almost everyone has a smartphone, it was only natural to utilise this as the next step for better job searching by first underscoring that the hiring process is a two-way street.


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