– Workspap links jobseekers and service providers to employers and job opportunities respectively
– The platform has a base of at least 20,000 users and has largely contributed to bridging the widening gap created by dwindling jobs in the formal employment sector
– Among professionals one can hire from from the platform are plumbers, electricians, drivers, carpenters and masons among others
– The site links professionals to internship opportunities, attachments, job advertisements and tenders
Shortly after Mike Kabala finished watching 1pm news on Sunday afternoon, he quickly switched back to his favorite streaming channel where he had paused a movie.
His entertainment was, however, rudely interrupted by a power outage that affected the whole of Mamboleo area in Kisumu .
After about 10 minutes, power supply was reinstated and Kabala resumed watching but he noticed something strange. A fan that he recently purchased to cool off the lakeside city’s heat was not working.
He tried few troubleshooting techniques to restore its functionality but all was in vain.
Since it was not a basic thing in his life, Kabala decided to forget about the fan and continued to watch.
His wife Awinja who was attending a choir training session popped in at around 5.30pm.
She headed to the fridge to grab some cold water but realised it was not working and water was oozing out of it.
Awinja briefed Kabala who tried to figure out what the problem could have been but failed just in his first attempt with the fan.
She suggested that they get an expert to check the fridge before food that was stored in it could go bad.
The duo scouted around for an electrician but the one they were referred to informed them he was in Busia fixing a microwave and a freezer for another client.
They also combed through some Facebook profiles who claimed to be specialists but two of them exhibited elements of conman ship after requesting for money to travel to Mamboleo.
Their search, however, landed them on a clip that flaunted Workspap.com, an online platform linking service providers to people who have work to be done.
They conducted a background check on the site and after being sure it was legit and understanding how it works, they used it to search for an expert.
All that the platform required them to do was to sign up as clients, enter their geographic location and the kind of skilled manpower they were looking for.
The search result gave them numerous profiles to choose from and they contacted one whom they felt interested in most.
Bernard, an electrician, arrived at 7pm equipped with his tools.
He was able to fix both the fridge and fan by 8.30pm after which Kabala paid him and he left.
With a base of over 20,000 verified users, Workspap has managed to emerge as East Africa region’s most trusted platform connecting job seekers to employers and jobs since its establishment in 2017.
Apart from linking service providers to jobs, it doubles up as a site where most corporate organisations prefer to offload their vacancy announcements for job hunters to access conveniently.
Other opportunities and services workspap offers its users include link to tenders (both government and private), internship or attachment opportunities and it also gives investors chance to showcase some of the services they offer.
For one to get enlisted on the platform as a service provider, you need to sign up, provide proof of qualification, wait for vetting and later approval.
Signing up and using the site is free for clients while service providers only pay KSh 200 as monthly subscription to continue marketing their skills on the platform.
The website is users friendly and can be accessed using a phone or computer. An Android user application is also available for download on Google Play Store.
Some of the strategic partners workspap has brought on board include; Afric Mzizi Safaris (Hospitality), Big Data Solutions (Human Resource), Bloc Projects Ltd (Construction), Dewmag Technologies Ltd (ICT) and Kensafe Security Limited (Security) among others.
Follow this link to join other Kenyans who are ripping big from their skills by showcasing them to prospective employers on workspap.
Source: Tuko Newspaper