Jobsgaar Technologies, the hyper local job-search platform, has managed to raise $1,40,000 from SucSEED Indovation Fund and other angel investors — including Rohit Chanana, Jasminder Singh Gulati, Poonam Kaul, Sunil Kamath, Mandeep Singh and Gunjan Paharia — in the seed round.
Founded by Atul Pratap Singh, founder and chief executive officer, the one-year old platform, Jobsgaar, addresses the joblessness situation owing to growing migration within the country and helps employers get in touch with workers at their respective native places. It aims to bridge the gap between local employers and job seekers.
With this seed fund, the platform will be able to develop its product further and work on its growth plans. It is working towards helping workers find jobs, especially with micro, small and medium enterprises that are forever in search of resources and unable to find them.
The platform hopes to resolve the issue of workers either aimlessly hunting for jobs in the urban areas or ending up doing small jobs to eke out a living in their native towns or villages.
The platform has already onboarded over 10,000 job seekers from across 15 districts in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, as well as over 170 employers. It has facilitated more than 6,500 connections between employers and job seekers. Interestingly, more than 65 per cent of these job seekers are graduates and a significant 14 per cent are postgraduates. Only about 21 per cent job seekers are those who have been educated up to Class 12.