Bengaluru : Online home service provider Housejoy has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Beauty and Wellness Skill Council (B&WSSC), a not-for-profit organization promoted by CII with financial support from NSDC, under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
As part of the MoU, Housejoy will hire as well as certify existing service providers across Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi.
Beauty and Wellness Skill Council will allow Housejoy to foster market research collaboration between industry partners, to set the curriculum for apprenticeship training and competency matrix for job roles. It will also allow Housejoy to set framework for long-term council industry partnership and thereby strengthen the skilled labour pool required in the beauty and wellness industry.
“Our partnership with Housejoy is a significant development towards strengthening the apprenticeship ecosystem in the beauty segment of the country. The association will offer a platform to the youth to acquire practical skills of doing a job and will also address the need of the industry to have skilled individuals,” said Anu Wadhwa, CEO, B&WSSC.
“With a significant number of our youth suffering from skill deficits, the biggest problem is employability and not unemployment. Through this association we aim to create gainful employment opportunities opportunities for the youth in the beauty and wellness sector,” said Saran Chatterjee, CEO, Housejoy.
Housejoy was launched in January 2015 to provide an aggregation of services to customers. They perform a wide variety of services ranging from maintenance and home repairs to plumbing, electrical services, home cleaning and computer repairs. It additionally offers specialized services in beauty and in-house bridal make-up and are expanding their service portfolio. The company is operational in six cities across India and has raised $4 million in funding in series A from Matrix Partners and has raised $22 million in series B led by Amazon and new investors Vertex Ventures, Qualcomm and Ru-Net Technology Partners.