Aye Work, local Canadian job app, hits 1,000 users in a matter of weeks

March 7, 2020
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Aye Work, a new job app on the Canadian market, wasn't supposed to be a big thing - but the founder was stunned by the amount of users his program accumulated in a little over a month.

Rakesh Naidu said he planned for about 300 users within the first few months of launching Aye Work, a mobile app which allows job seekers to find both long-term and short-term gigs.

But after 42 days, he said the app garnered 1,300 users — most of whom are in the Windsor-Essex area.

Naidu, who is also the executive director of Windsor's Chamber of Commerce, said it's too early to say how many jobs were granted but the numbers alone show there is "definitely a need."

The app is his personal project - one that grew out of the job matching he was doing on spreadsheets for international students. He said students reach out to him through social media, emails and texts.

"They tend to think that because I'm in this position, I would know a lot of employers and could get work for them," he explained. 

He began taking their information to connect them with local businesses. Most student visas restrict students to 20 hours of off-campus work weekly — so Naidu began mapping students availability with the demands of local businesses on his own.

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March 7, 2020

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