Awign, India’s largest tech-enabled work fulfilment platform has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the K-DISC, Government of Kerala’s Development and Innovation Strategic Council to provide employment opportunities on its platform for the youth of Kerala.
Transforming the Future of Work, the gig economy has the potential to impact 23.5 million workers in the next eight years, making up 4.1 per cent of the total livelihood in India. The partnership will expand the potential for over 3.95 lakh+ youth registered on K-DISC’s Digital Workforce Management System (DWMS) to apply to Awign’s gigs spread across 8 core business functions.
The collaboration comes in line with Kerala Knowledge Economy mission, launched by K-DISC, which aims to provide employment to 20 lakh people over the next five years in various sectors and job verticals. As per the MoU, Awign will accommodate candidates registered on DWMS platform on its projects with leading enterprises in verticals such as auditing, diligence, invigilation, proctoring, last-mile operations, business development, and digital gigs.
Speaking on the initiative, Annanya Sarthak, Co-Founder & CEO, Awign said “Gig economy has bolstered the landscape of employment opportunities across skill levels in India, while impacting livelihoods and enabling social mobility for the beneficiaries. The collaboration with K-DISC will enable us to expand our supply pool in Kerala and empower the youth in the state to gain a sustainable source of income.”
Dr K.M Abraham, Executive Vice Chairperson, K-DISC commented “Kerala has always been ahead of the curve to adopt evolving technologies and foster partnerships which are conducive to social and economic development in the state. We are delighted to partner with Awign to further boost the prospect of employment for Kerala’s youth and catalyse economic growth in the state/ Kerala’s transformation as a Knowledge Economy.”
The partnership will also open up upskilling opportunities for Kerala’s youth on Awign’s platform, which aims to solve the challenge of unemployment and skill gap in India. Since inception, Awign has been on a mission to solve the challenge of unemployment in India, by employing a distributed gig workforce to carry out core business functions for enterprises.