Monster snaps up ‘Tinder for jobs’ app, Jobr
Monster.com introduced this morning it has acquired the San Francisco-based mostly startup Jobr, which had been creating a job-discovering app the corporate described as a Tinder for jobs, because of its use of swipe-based mostly gestures. Deal phrases weren’t disclosed, however Jobr had raised $2 million in seed funding in 2014. The app just isn’t being shut down, however will fairly be built-in with Monster’s platform additional, although it already featured Monster.com job listings previous to this deal.
Jobr was not the one firm with the thought to pursue a Tinder-like job searching app. Others, together with a direct competitor Change, have been targeted on comparable ideas.
The thought with Jobr was to make the usually painful means of job searching simpler and faster. Customers would join their LinkedIn account to the app to create a profile, then swipe by means of jobs as you’d swipe via potential dates on Tinder. (LinkedIn later locked down its API, and Jobr now presents Fb login and resume uploads from cloud providers like Google Drive, Dropbox and others.)
Every place had a profile web page that offered details about the corporate, the job necessities, your matching expertise, and it might who you knew there, out of your contacts.
Jobr additionally provided instruments for recruiters that permit them handle and work together with candidates.
On the time of the deal, Jobr claims it had “tens of millions” of job seekers and hundreds of recruiters on its platform. It says job seekers swiped on jobs greater than one hundred million occasions.
The iOS app was nicely-ranked in its class as presently the #15 Enterprise app (free) within the App Retailer. Monster’s personal app, in the meantime, was #33. The opposite job-discovering apps which are greater in rating are Certainly (#1), LinkedIn Jobs (#5), Glassdoor (#10), and Snagajob (#eleven). Grabbing Jobr will get Monster a greater and extra seen place within the App Retailer, which is important in at the moment’s cellular-centric world.
Going ahead, Monster will instantly start integrating its personal international expertise platform with Jobr, integrating options like single-signal on and creating Monster membership workflows, it says. It’s additionally aiming to increase the Jobr app to different markets in early 2017.
As well as, Monster says its curiosity in Jobr goes past simply the one app. It needs to make use of the workforce’s assets to construct extra cellular options sooner or later, as properly. It will embrace the event of cellular elements for Monster’s personal recruiting platform.
Monster, through the years, has acquired corporations as the necessity arose, having beforehand purchased up TalentBin and Gozaik to develop its recruiting and job promoting options.
“In just some brief years, Jobr has constructed a easy and shopper-pleasant, cellular-first strategy to connecting jobs and other people,” stated Monster President and CEO Mark Stoever, in a press release. “Bringing the Jobr app and staff to Monster will improve our main international expertise platform for job search, individuals search and associated options throughout cellular channels.”