A startup company is inviting technicians who lost their jobs amid the pandemic to be their partners as it aims to expand its appliance service business.
Teko chief executive officer and co-founder Farah Barre said the company targets to deepen its reach in Metro Manila, as well as expand the business in Central Luzon and Cebu.
Teko is a three-year-old online platform that enables homeowners and businesses to book home services by professional technicians for repairs and maintenance of appliances, such as air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, water heaters, and mobile devices.
The startup is currently operating in Metro Manila and the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal. It will soon be expanding to Davao City.
To support the business expansion plan, Barre said Teko opens its doors to technicians who were laid off by their companies.
“Some of them already reached out to us, those whose service centers closed or their company laid them off,” he said in an e-mail to the Philippine News Agency.