More than 50,000 IT contractors in 120 countries have registered with Techfynder, the online recruitment platform launched in Dublin last October by entrepreneur Praveen Madire.
Now, in response to demand for more contract workers in sectors outside tech, Madire is expanding the platform beyond IT roles and is set to include specialist roles in the pharmaceutical and engineering field.
“We’re getting queries from employers in the pharmaceutical sector, looking for contract validation engineers and clean room technicians. We’re working with Johnson & Johnson and Astellas Pharma,” Madire said.
Madire said that employers were now more willing to look at hiring contractors in other countries for critical roles.
“We had anticipated revenues of €1 million in our first year of operation with Techfynder,” he said. “We won’t reach that now, because everything slowed down when the pandemic started, but at the same time we’re seeing this big shift in the employer mindset, particularly here in Ireland.”
“We’ve also had queries from employers in banking and insurance. Now that we’ve proven the Techfynder platform in the IT field, we want to expand into other verticals.”
The impact of Covid-19 on employment trends worldwide is driving demand for both fixed-term contract and remote workers. Employers are now more willing to look at hiring contractors in other countries for critical roles in all sectors.