Gakuhan launched for freelance students

25 Jan 2019

Japanese jobs information company DIP Corp. has launched a new gig app called Gakuhan to help entrepreneurs outsource clerical and supplementary jobs to students.

Business owners can request work by filling in information like the scope of work and remuneration. These jobs are then posted as listings on DIP’s side-jobs app Gaksei Hunter. Once a job has been accepted, the company holds the payment in escrow until it’s completed. DIP also runs an on-demand salary service Banq.

Listings are free, but the site takes a 10 percent administration fee.

Founded in 1997, Tokyo-based DIP Corp. also operates the temporary and part-time jobs site Baitoru, the regular recruitment vertical BaitoruNext, a comprehensive jobs site Hatarako, and a jobs site for nurses at Iryo-De-Hatarako.net.

DIP’s main competitors include Recruit HoldingsEn-Japan Inc.MyNavi Corp., and Leverages Inc..

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Tariq Ahmed Saeedi

Tariq Ahmed Saeedi writes stories on sharing economies in Asia – particularly Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Korea, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Iran. He joined the AIM Group in January 2016. Tariq is also a spotter, monitoring global marketplace industry’s updates. He carries more than 15 years of writing experience. Tariq frequently contributes economic/tech news and analysis to a daily The News International and a magazine. He has also written features and interview articles for various other publications and some of his write-ups have been cited for references in reports by the World Bank and archived in Florida Institute of Technology’s library. Tariq has also narrated corporate website content for Audi importer in Pakistan and others. He started his career from a television’s current affairs department in 2003 and later joined the country’s premier news agency Pakistan Press International.