JobSpotter is an app that brings offline, hyperlocal, job vacancies online. Since soft-launching JobSpotter in Canada in November last year, people have submitted more than 300,000 ‘Help wanted’ photos, and on Monday this week, the app was officially launched in the country.
In Poland, job site Pracuj.pl revamped its payroll-calculator app for job seekers, giving it a new look and content.
NuWerk.nl, the job site of prominent Dutch news media outlet Nu.nl, is set to benefit from an arrangement Monsterboard.nl made with other leading Dutch job sites Jobbird.com, Twiglers.com, and its owner Randstad.
The largest business network in DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) reached a record 13 million members and has opened a software development branch in Portugal.
Temping and moonlighting (“jianzhi” 兼职 in Chinese), is becoming a booming sector in China, encapsulating everything from blue-collar and sales roles to tech sector coders and graphic designers. Jianzhi Mao (兼职猫, meaning “Temping cat”) is the latest member of the sector to receive a cash injection.
The number of job vacancies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region), continues to grow, as the economic environment makes employers more willing to hire.
A new recruitment company hopes to cut out the middleman by giving job applicants the direct contact information of the HR person or recruiter within a company. ZipApply says that by pulling information from a variety of online sources, it can find the exact people in charge of hiring for just about any location or company in the world.
Japan has a number of industry-specific job sites, such as Pharma.MyNavi.jp for pharmacists, Kango.MyNavi.jp for nursing staff and Careerhack.en-japan.com for tech buffs.
Inside Retail Jobs, a job board operated by publisher Octomedia, has been relaunched using technology powered by CareerOne, the Australian job site it recently acquired a controlling stake in from collapsed education company Acquire Learning.
A little more than a year after investing a rumored $1 million AUD ($778,481 U.S.) in Sidekicker, a marketplace for on-demand staff, Australia’s leading job site Seek (ASX: SEK) has increased its stake in the startup to 74 percent.