unacademy: Companies, startups come to the rescue of fired Unacademy employees – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A host of companies including startups have started offering roles to former Unacademy employees who were fired by the edtech unicorn last week in a massive cost-cutting exercise.
Human resource executives across organizations ranging from Reliance-backed Fund and KK Tech Eco Products to software product company Atlassian, Bajaj Capital and Humans of Bombay took to Twitter and professional networking platform Linkedin to post open roles at their companies.
The Softbank-backed edtech unicorn, which employed around 6,000 people, fired over 10% of its staff although industry executives have pegged the number to be much higher.
“Send your updated resumes with the following subject line Unacademy- Job profile – department,” said content platform Humans of Bombay adding that there are multiple openings across departments.
Another representative from KK Tech Eco Products said on Linkedin that the company is hiring for various locations in North India in sales, marketing and business development departments.
“We know no words can calm the anxiety and challenges it may bring to you…Layoff can take your job, but it can’t take your skill away from you. So cheer up,” Kartik Kapoor of KK Tech, said, inviting applications.
Similarly, in another post, Deepanshu Jain, engineer at software product firm Atlassian, said the company has several positions open and invited resumes from those who lost their jobs at Bengaluru-headquartered Unacademy.
Marketing expert Harish Bijoor said that the startup world is a “hungry lot” and the current war for talent makes them want to tap experienced hands that are now suddenly available. “It is a form of benign hunger where you extend a helping hand to also solve your demand for talent,” he said.
Large enterprises, too, were quick to reach out.
“If you are in the laid-off employees list (at Unacademy), then we may be able to offer you a role. Bajaj Capital is hiring across the organization and levels in product, marketing, business dev, technology & strategy roles,” said Piyush Arora, VP-digital and marketing, Bajaj Capital.
“We know–no words can calm the anxiety and challenges it may bring to you, but it happens… We are sure the leadership at Unacademy would have done everything possible to not come to this stage but sometimes situations are such that it’s inevitable,” he added.


Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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