Indeed’s hyper-local JobSpotter app now also in UK

28 Feb 2017

JobSpotter, the unique jobs app of Indeed.com, which relies on the crowd to list jobs, has entered the U.K. market.

The app has received a lot of praise from mom-and-pop stores in the U.S. and Australia for giving their hyper-local, offline, help-wanted ads an online presence. Indeed expects a similar, positive response to its app in the U.K..

Here you can look at the apps and JobSpotter’s novel approach to collecting listings.

In the past month, the app accepted more than 100,000 ‘help wanted’ ads, Indeed said.

Indeed takes the unusual road of rewarding users for listing ‘help wanted’ ads.

The app (available for IOS and Android) enables a user to take a picture of a job ad plastered on a shop window, and upload it to JobSpotter.

The user gets a gift card for every, approved listing. (So, JobSpotter curates submitted ads; only approved ads go live.) The listing is free to the shop looking for a hand.

Google Play has counted up to half a million app downloads to date.

JobPortalWatch first reported the app’s launch in the U.K., and that JobSpotter has received more than 800,000 job ads in the U.S. and Australia since its roll-out last summer.

With JobSpotter, Recruit Holdings’ Indeed, in effect, relies on the crowd to build the job site. The registered user gets points added to his wallet for every approved listing, and he exchanges his points for a gift card whenever he wants.

What he can do with the gift card, and how much it is worth in the U.S., U.K. and Australia, wasn’t immediately clear.

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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.