WICHITA, Kan. (NewsNation Now) — Two Kansas sisters have created an app to help some of the thousands of people left unemployed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“We saw not only millions of people lost their job but had to re-skill and learn how to pivot,” Deborah Gladney said.
The Wichita-based duo launched QuickHire, an app specifically designed to help people in the skilled labor and service industry find jobs.
“When it comes to white-collar jobs there is so many platforms out there where you can quickly find a job but when it comes to this arena there’s not much out there,” Angela Muhwezi-Hall said.
Gladney said their app’s purpose is to help make the job hunt easier than ever.
“No more scrolling, no more trying to shift through paper applications, you just swipe to apply,” she said.
On top of connecting employers with people seeking jobs, the duo hopes the platform brings more dignity and value to the service and skilled labor field.
“We found a study that said 9 out of 10 families realize that how critical these type of jobs were to our economy. However, only 3 out of 10 parents would want their kids to actually go into this field,” Gladney said.
“When COVID hit and our economy came to a screeching halt it was these type of jobs that kept our economy running and thriving,” she said.
QuickHire is still in its first month. The co-founders said they have more than 1,000 users so far. They are hoping to expand their services and offer career development down the road.
NewsNation affiliate KSNW contributed to this report.