As nationwide shut-downs force more companies to lay-off workers and move their businesses online, one particular app, BEAMSTART has rose to popularity in helping people find online work and freelance projects.
This comes at a time when employers realise the increasing need for talent capable of handling online-related tasks as they shift their businesses to the digital world.
BEAMSTART, which works as an instant messaging and professional networking app, is focused on speeding up the process of matching employers with independent contractors online.
Upon signing up, users (independent contractors or freelancers) can easily create a profile and specify the type of services they offer. Employers on the other hand, can easily filter through a huge database of contractors in a few taps.
The app also uses artificial intelligence to send smart recommendations of potential connections and opportunities, saving users an enormous amount of time searching and connecting with each other.
On top of all that, every user is verified prior to entering the app to ensure safety and authenticity within the community.
According to Wallace Ho, COO of the company, thousands of contractors and employers are signing up daily, with the numbers rising each day.
He believes that the future of work will very likely be remote, considering many traditional businesses have accepted the reality that they aren’t able to neglect the online world.
We’re living in unprecedented times, and things aren’t looking good with the economy right now with nations closing borders and shutting off global trade.
Many businesses will be taking precautionary measures to reduce operating costs, and many more people could potentially be laid off. The effects are devastating.
With BEAMSTART, we hope to play a small part in connecting people to opportunities, and hopefully allow more people to find meaningful work remotely.
Find out more about BEAMSTART here.