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Tackling the grey area of part time work in the GCC: QuikWORK sets $300,000 funding target equity crowdfunding round on Eureeca

02 Jan 2019

QuikWORK, the UAE's first job platform for part-time work looking to revolutionise short-term hiring in the region, is now seeking $300,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Eureeca. 

Part-time work is and was always available in the GCC in various forms and has stayed a grey area as the employment regulations in the region always limited the options of short-term work. Over the past few years, these regulations have started changing and authorities have started issuing and defining permits and procedures to carry out part-time work. QuickWORK was established to solve a local problem that has existed for decades.

QuikWORK allows employers to subscribe and post work offerings for upcoming projects.

Talents sign-up on a mobile application (available on iOS and Android) and apply to relevant offerings. The solution ensures the eligibility of both employers and talent to offer and look for part-time work. The solution is expected to offer a reduction in the time and effort spent per talent's recruitment of up to 50%, resulting in significant savings for the employers.

Some of the key achievements so far by QuikWORK include:

  • QuikWORK is the first solution to directly address the employers' need to be able to quickly recruit talent on a part-time basis without significant back-and-forth with them.
  • Within five months from pilot launch, QuikWORK has signed up more than 500 talents across 30+ work categories.
  • QuikWORK has established partnerships with six Universities' student bodies in the UAE to sign up new entrants to the part-time talent pool.
  • QuikWORK has five employers on board with a pipeline of eight more employers.

Explaining how the company intends to achieve market penetration, QuickWORK Founder & CEO Aalap Ghosh says: 

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