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Short-term Staffing Startup Jobandtalent Raises $500m at a Valuation of $2.35 Billion to Develop and Broaden Operations

Madrid-based short-term staffing startup Jobandtalent raised $500 million at a valuation of $2.35 billion in Sequence E funding led by Swedish investor Kinnevik AB. This spherical of funding is the most important ever for an HR Tech firm in Europe, in line with PitchBook.

The startup will use this new injection of funding to develop and increase its workforce market that matches people with short-term jobs. As demand for short-term employees rises amid tightening labor markets worldwide, the corporate feels it’s positioned in the appropriate place to guide the subsequent revolution of flex jobs.

Getting into the US Market

SoftBank’s VisionFund 2 was additionally a big investor on this spherical, adopted by current buyers together with, Atomico, DN, Infravia, Kibo, and Quadrille. Along with the fairness elevate, Blackrock has supplied $75 million in debt funding to the Spanish startup.

In March, Jobandtalent introduced a €100 million (~$120M) Sequence D spherical led by Softbank, in addition to €83 million (~$100M) in debt financing from Blackrock, to enter the US market. Based in 2009, the startup has raised over $1.1 billion in 17 totally different rounds, in line with CrunchBase.

The last word function of Jobandtalent is to make common, reliable work simpler to search out; and supply job searchers with the steadiness and benefits that include full-time employment, comparable to pensions, sick and vacation pay, medical insurance in some markets, and coaching programs. 

Co-founder and Co-CEO of Jobandtalent, Juan Urdiales, stated, “With short-term working more and more changing into the norm, the chance to assist employees discover dependable, constant jobs is rising by the day.” 

He then added about their stellar numbers, “The Jobandtalent platform has discovered the appropriate roles on the proper firms for greater than 100,000 employees within the first 9 months of 2021 alone, offering them with the advantages and safety of full-time employment.”

A lot Extra to Do

Regardless of serving such numerous folks, Juan additionally iterated, “There are a lot of extra we will attain: there are over 500 million temp employees all over the world which can be nonetheless in want of higher working situations and higher jobs. This demonstrates we’re simply at first of our journey.” 

About constructing their workforce and firm, Juan was bullish in saying, “We’re a extremely dedicated 1,000+ workforce with a transparent mission, values and a robust tradition. We’re trying ahead to including much more nice folks that wish to make their mark on Jobandtalent’s story. We are going to proceed constructing on our imaginative and prescient, utilizing our nice entrepreneurial spirit to beat the challenges and realise each alternative for temp employees all over the world.”

In keeping with Juan, the preferred positions on the platform embrace van and meals supply drivers, in addition to warehouse operators. He additionally acknowledged that the corporate just isn’t contemplating an IPO as a result of its annual income run charge has surpassed €1 billion (~ $1.1 billion) this 12 months.

Jobandtalent presently serves 9 markets and has over 1,300 purchasers, together with well-known manufacturers like DHL, FedEx, eBay, IKEA, JD Sports activities, Sainsbury’s, Santander, and Decathlon. 

Its web site in the UK gives distinguished hyperlinks to a whistleblowing coverage and an announcement on fashionable slavery, in addition to (multilingual) tips on reporting hidden labor exploitation.

Lead Swedish investor Kinnevik’s Natalie Hugh Tydeman concluded, “Jobandtalent’s workforce-as-a-service platform is disrupting the trendy labour market and putting folks again on the centre of employment. By providing a personalised service pushed by information and proprietary know-how, Jobandtalent is simplifying the expertise of discovering work for 1000’s of individuals and remodeling it for the higher.”

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