Japanese staffing firm Persol Holdings Limited and gig economy-focused Lancers Inc. are setting up a joint venture firm called ShareFul Corp. (シェアフル株式会社) to launch an on-demand jobs-matching platform.
The firm is scheduled to start operations from Jan. next year. The two hope to combine Persol’s database of 8.5 million job-seekers with Lancers’ crowdsourcing experience to help businesses overcome labor shortages.
The proposed gig app will allow individuals to specify their own working hours and tasks they’re interested in. Employers will be able to list jobs for free. They’ll also get access to payroll outsourcing, payroll calculation, and time management services.
These include career-change site Doda.jp, a job site for people with disabilities at Doda.jp/Challenge, job-hunting services for students at Campus.Doda.jp and Doda-Student.jp, a recruitment support service Doda.jp/Consultant, and a jobs agent. It also runs a business partner-matching site Eiicon.net, part-time job sites WebAn.jp and Baito.Line.me, a job site for c-suites at Persol-Career.co.jp/Biz/Executive, a bilingual job site at Brs-P.jp, a job site dedicated to the fashion industry at Crede.co.jp, an IT jobs site at TechPlay Career, a mobile-first job vertical MiiDas.jp, a referral adoption service at I-MyRefer.jp and sports industry jobs site at Doda.jp/SportLight.
The Japanese talent crowdsourcing market has plenty of jobs sites to cater to the country’s 11 million freelancers. Those that connect tech freelancers with companies include Pro-Freelancer.com, Freelance.Levtec.jp, AppStars.io, and A-Star.co.jp. Gikutas Direct (at Gikutas.Skima.jp) is a crowdsourcing site dedicated to web and smartphone illustrators.