JobGet Announces $2.1 Million in Seed Funding

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Boston-based Mobile Job Platform For Hourly Workers Expands Mission to Empower Millions of Job Seekers in Underserved Communities

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Today, JobGet, a leading mobile hiring app, announced a $2.1 Million Seed funding led by Pillar VC with participation from Data Point Capital Partners, Crocker Mountain Capital, EO Ventures, Greg Donoghue (Clover Food Lab), and Anna Marie Wagner (Gingko Bioworks). Company funding now totals more than $2.6 Million. JobGet leverages AI matching technology to bring together qualified hourly job seekers with nearby businesses looking to hire. Employers use the in-app messaging and video chat features to schedule interviews in real-time, often reducing the time-to-hire from weeks to less than 24 hours. The app removes unnecessary frictions such as cover letters, resumes, and online questionnaires.

JobGet will use the funding to launch a national expansion after a successful regional launch in Massachusetts. The company launched with eight initial employer partners and within the first year has grown to more than 5,000 employer partner locations utilizing the platform. More than 1 million applications have been submitted and 350,000 interviews have been conducted through the platform over the past year. Businesses partnering with the company range from national employers such as Home Depot, McDonald’s, Block by Block, National Guard, Domino’s, and Shake Shack to popular local businesses such as Dig Inn and Expressions.

JobGet is playing a critical role in the pandemic connecting recently laid-off workers with new job opportunities. The number of job seekers on the app grew by more than 300 percent since the beginning of March and the company helped more than 30,000 job seekers get back into the workforce. The virtual video chat function on the app allowed businesses to quickly hire while following social distancing protocols. During the pandemic, the Massachusetts state employment service agency, MassHire Central, officially partnered with JobGet and fully integrated with the JobGet platform.

“We are beyond excited to be partnering with our investors to help grow JobGet to a national platform. We created JobGet because we personally saw how the system for hiring hourly workers is broken and antiquated,” says Tony Liu, Co-founder & CEO at JobGet. “During the pandemic, it has been humbling to help so many hospitality and retail workers who were abruptly out of work quickly get rehired as essential workers. We were happy to assist local businesses affected by the pandemic with open access to the platform to list job openings.”

JobGet launched in 2019 with co-founders Tony Liu, Peter Lee, and Billy Lan to fix the broken system plaguing the hourly employment space. All three co-founders come from first-generation immigrant families who personally as well as through family members saw how challenging it was to find quality hourly jobs. Current job platforms such as Linkedin, Glassdoor, and Indeed mainly focus on white-collar jobs, while hourly and low-income workers are largely ignored. Together they wanted to address the inefficiency in the hourly space. The company has also hosted hundreds of job training workshops to provide resources and support to help individuals across hundreds of nonprofit organizations such as Goodwill, Community Work Services, and Women’s Lunch Place.

For more information on JobGet please visit: http://www.jobget.com

About JobGet:

Founded in 2019 by Tony Liu, Peter Lee, and Billy Lan, JobGet is looking to reshape the employment landscape by connecting hourly employers and professionals in real-time, where jobs are accessible anywhere, applications are efficient, and hires are instant. The free mobile app removes unnecessary frictions such as cover letters, resumes, and online questionnaires. To date, JobGet and the app have been used by more than 5,000 business locations across the US. JobGet has won several key global awards including Global Grand Prize in the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge as well as the Gold Award from MassChallenge. For more information please visit: http://www.jobget.com

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