GrabJobs, a Singapore-based jobs marketplace just arrived in the Philippines. It's a platform for both employers and job seekers that serves as an answer for the growing demands of reliable and dedicated workers especially in the service industry.
While some may think that GrabJobs is the LinkedIn killer, it is the other way around. GrabJobs is designed to compliment LinkedIn by focusing on the workforce that the latter underserves. GrabJobs is a light and portable app that provides opportunities in retail, service, and blue collar industries while Linked is a web based platform that focuses more on the white collar workers.
Launched earlier this year in Singapore, GrabJobs showed great promise where it got more than 25,000 number of downloads and big names under their client list. It includes Foodpanda, Brotzeit, H&M, Club21, and Holiday Inn.
As a result, the app even if it is new was rated as the number 1 job app in Singapore and the Philippines!
“Having worked with several establishments in the food and beverage (F&B) industry in Singapore, we’ve noticed one challenge that we constantly faced – the unreliability and inconsistency around staffing,” shared GrabJobs CEO and co-founder Emmanuel Crouy. “GrabJobs was created in response to staffing issues faced by employers in F&B, retail, hospitality, events, logisitics, warehousing, and BPOs, among others.”
Among all the other countries in the region, we are lucky that the company decided to tap the Philippine market first after receiving funding from private investors to expand. To make sure that the company will have a seamless and faster transition in the country, GrabJobs has partnered with WeCube Inc., a startup accelerator and collaborative ecosystem.
“We wanted to get GrabJobs to the Philipines first and foremost, primarily because we know there’s an ever-growing demand here,” explained Mark Melo, GrabJobs CCO and co-founder. “We understand how difficult it is for employers to find workers that could perfectly suit their needs, and that goes the same for job seekers who need to find a stable job, may it be part-time or full-time.”
What sets GrabJobs apart from any other job platform available is its features. Employers can broadcast job posts much easier with push notifications, search and filter candidates directly, and even contact potential workers through chat right on the app.
Of course, the app is easy to use. Job seekers can easily apply to job post with a tap of a button. There will also be push notifications where workers can easily be notified when a job ad has been posted or if an employer has selected their profile.
As per GrabJobs, the company has already garnered over 1,000 registered job seekers on its app. A larger number of employers has gotten on board are SM Retail, Metro Retail, The Peninsula Manila, and Jollibee, to name a few.
Within the first week of its soft launch in the Philippines, GrabJobs had already garnered over 1,000 registered job seekers on its app. That’s in addition to the large number of employers the company had already gotten on board, such as SM Retail, Metro Retail, The Peninsula Manila, and Jollibee, to name a few.