Source | economictimes.indiatimes.com | Prachi Verma, ET Bureau
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.
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 Shadowfax, among others on the platform, according to Apna.co findings.