RuralShores/PeopleShores are social enterprises offering digital skills and jobs for the disadvantaged workforce in underserved communities in rural India and rural and inner cities in the USA through the establishment of outsourcing delivery centres in the communities.
The social mission of RuralShores/PeopleShores is to bring technology and tech-enabled jobs to the underserved communities and unlock the untapped talent in these communities. While RuralShores is focusing on rural communities in India, PeopleShores is focusing on economically challenged rural communities and inner cities in the USA.
RuralShores/PeopleShores establish tech outsourcing delivery centres within communities, recruiting young adults with at least a minimum high school education. These individuals are then enrolled in a comprehensive skills development program before being employed full-time within these centres. Subsequently, they secure outsourcing contracts from corporate partners and remotely provide a range of services from these centres, including Software Engineering services, application support services, Content curation, Social Media monitoring, Robotic Process & Automation, Data Management & Validation, Document Digitisation, Finance & Accounting, and Voice processes (Inbound & Outbound), primarily in local languages.
Currently, RuralShores/PeopleShores collectively empower more than 3,000 employees across 12 rural centres in 8 states in India and 4 centres in 4 different states in the United States.
PeopleShores operates centres in Clarksdale MS, Pine Bluff AR, Brooklyn NY, and DeKalb GA, with plans for nationwide expansion.
Their associates consistently deliver high-quality services to over 35 blue-chip clients. The goal is to extend this mission to other developing countries in Asia and Africa.
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Founder and DirectorRuralShores/PeopleShores