Service networking company, Workclick, has launched an app that connects artisans and other skilled workers to their potential customers in Lagos.
The initiative would help bridge the unemployment gap by helping people harness their skills without needing to get any structure on ground or market for their skills. the major aim of the company in Nigeria is to help the large population of skilled persons in the country make additional income; and also to provide professional services to customers at their utmost convenience through the mobile app.
Samuel Ajiboyede, the company’s co-founder, said over 5,000 workers have signed up with the platform.
“Workclick seeks to reduce unemployment and also help people earn extra money even if they are employed because I don’t think there is anybody without a tangible skill. You don’t need to spend money getting a space or marketing your skills, we would keep marketing to drive more customers to you,” Mr. Ajiboyede said.
The skilled services currently available in the app to include hairdressing, plumbing, dressmaking, gardening, barbing, painting, mechanic, dentistry, photography, and electrical installations among others.
How the app works
The app pools a cluster of highly skilled and well-trained experts ranging from gardeners, barber, tailors, plumbers, DSTV installers to medical practitioners and connect them to customers who need their services.
Before deploying workers, a thorough background screening is conducted to ascertain the competence of such worker and also conduct further training to meet the company standard. Once this is done, they return to their various normal job and locations. The app will subsequently alert them when a customer using the app requests for their service.
Prices for all available services are already listed on the app and the company only collects 20 percent as a service charge for every job successfully done. The rest of the money goes to the worker. Empowering skilled people to make more income while doing their normal businesses.
Workclick services are presently available in the United States of America and Kenya with plans for expansion into many other countries.