babajob.com: bridging the digital divide for jobs in India

babajob.com: bridging the digital divide for jobs in India

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Hey, craigslist helps lots of people who have access to the Net. However, there are lots of people around the world whose only connectivity is a friend with a phone with texting. These guys have a new model, with some traction already:

Babajob.com seeks to help people escape poverty by connecting employers to informal sector employees – such as maids, cooks and janitors – through people they know. Uniquely, when an employer hires someone on babajob.com, babajob compensates whomever digitally registered the job seeker and up to 2 people that connect the employee to the employer. The Bangalore-based company has garnered approximately 8000 users since its August 2007 launch and was profiled in a lengthy New York Times piece as a significant innovation that “seeks to bring the social-networking revolution to the world’s
poor”

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