Taskmo, India’s gig marketplace, a subsidiary of Quess Corp launched ‘Mission 2021’ on completion of its first anniversary and pledged to provide 2021 job opportunities among diverse industries across the country to those who lost their jobs or the breadwinners of their families due to the pandemic. With a vision to revolutionise the economy and make employment a fundamental right, Taskmo launched this mission to empower job seekers and eradicate unemployment.
ASSOCHAM revealed in their latest update that India’s Gig Economy is firmly on its way to becoming a crucial part of India Inc’s strategy. The size of the gig economy is projected to grow at a CAGR of 17 per cent and is likely to hit a gross volume of US$ 455 billion by 2023. In alignment with the industry outlook, Taskmo aims to create jobs in several categories-content moderator, customer support executive, data entry executive, field auditor, field sales executive, in-store staff, retail executive, partner onboarding executive, tele calling executive, warehouse executive, network administrator, merchandisers and many more.
“On this 75th independence day, we stressed on the theme of ‘Nation First, Always First’. We decided to launch Mission 2021 to provide jobs to 2021 potential individuals who either lost jobs or lost the sole earning member of their family to the pandemic. Our mission does not just end with providing 2021 job opportunities across ten distinctive industries, but our objective is to identify suitable candidates, digitally train and upskill them to meet industry standards and offer them jobs in their area of interest,” said Naveen Ram, Co-Founder, Taskmo.
Taskmo is a new age mobile app specially built for millennials and Gen-Z. It is India’s largest and leading marketplace for gig workers that serves as a platform to help individuals find their next gig job in their area of interest. The company is digitising the gig jobs for the next half billion internet users. The app also has the feature of digital driven training where gig workers with or without experience can upskill and explore opportunities. Applicants can explore the job opportunities at Taskmo’s official website, and also get the confirmation mail regarding job application.
“Despite the pandemic, we witnessed an incredible increase in demand for gig work. Taskmo was able to scale up from performing zero to over 100,000+ tasks every month during the period, and we are estimating to reach 1 Million tasks per month by Q3 FY2021-22. This accelerated growth stemmed from the unique initiatives that Taskmo took in creating youth empowerment and alleviating unemployment,” said Prashant Janadri, Co-Founder, Taskmo.
The Covid-19 pandemic struck and pushed several individuals out of their jobs, leading to distress in livelihood. In the first wave alone, India recorded its highest rate of unemployment. However, the second wave and the subsequent nationwide lockdowns hit at the time when organisations were recovering from the effect of the first lockdown. This aggravated the situation and most of the employees serving in different organisations across the country were either asked to step out of their jobs and the rest were being asked to wait until the situation improves. The subsequent lockout worsened living conditions and thereby led to financial crunches and economic downfall.
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