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11 Jul, 2016

CornerJob bags $25M Series B to scale its blue collar jobs app via more TV ads

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CornerJob only closed its $10 million Series A in February. But the Barcelona-based jobs marketplace, one of several which focuses on low-skill, high-turnover recruitment via a smartphone messaging app, is now announcing a $25 million Series B funding round — meaning it’s already raised a total of $35M in less than a year. The Series B is divided into two components: $20M led by VC firm Northzone, with the participation of e.ventures, plus earlier investors in CornerJob. Then an additional $5M which is a media for equity agreement investment specifically aimed at growing the platform in Mexico.

11 Jul, 2016

FirstJob’s Chatbot Mya Helps Applicants Avoid The Black Hole

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FirstJob’s new chatbot Mya utilizes AI to learn more about candidates and match them with potential employers. Mya helps both candidates and recruiters by automating up to 75% of the recruitment process. By reducing the amount of time Recruiter’s have to spend looking over thousands of applications and resumes, they can put more effort into conducting interviews and making hires. For candidates chatting with Mya, their conversations are logged and followed up on. Mya sends them updates, offers guidance to candidates, and alerts them if the job has been filled.