Low skilled workers struggle to obtain enough income to fill their day. The market is characterized with huge inefficiencies and lack of training opportunities. Also the employers don't have a sophisticated and standardized mechanism for interacting and engaging with the micro-workers. With the rise of the mobile phone usage even in the low income segment, Odd Jobber plays the role of creating a convenient and sophisticated market place for micro-workers much like how oDesk works for high-skilled, while leveraging the mobile phone network.
It informs qualified workers about opportunities over SMS & Mobile phone and match-makes on the basis of bids, skill, customer rating and proximity to service request point etc. It works like an Uber for Taxi and Rickshaw (3-wheeler taxi) while it also handles segments like hawkers, domestic workers etc with ease. It gathers ratings from employers after completion of work and provides training & tips to workers over the phone.
3335thin South Asia