Tinder-style recruitment app Jobr has just been acquired by one of the world’s leading job sites, Monster.com.
Jobr is a mobile app that lets users quickly connect with or dismiss jobs by swiping, working in a very similar way to dating app Tinder.
Users can sign in using LinkedIn or Facebook, the app taking information from each site to help build users’ Jobr profiles.
Members can also upload their CV to the site, letting employers get a better idea of people’s skill sets.
And now the mobile app, which was launched back in February 2014 and raised over $2m in two rounds, has been acquired by jobs platform Monster.com.
The two companies have been working together for over a year, with Monster jobs already appearing on the Jobr app, and now Monster plans to fully integrate the app with Monster’s “global talent platform”.
Mark Stoever, President and COO at Monster said: “In just a few short years, Jobr has built a simple and consumer-friendly, mobile-first approach to connecting jobs and people. Bringing the Jobr app and team to Monster will enhance our leading global talent platform for job search, people search and related solutions across mobile channels.”
“Our company promise is to bring humanity and opportunity to the job market; adding the impressive Jobr team to the Monster family is another incremental step in delivering on this promise and bringing new opportunities to connect jobs and people to market.”
The company plans to build a single sign on for users, as well as developing Monster membership workflows.
Monster then plans to roll out the Jobr app into new markets where Monster is already available in 2017.
Talking about the acquisition in a blog post, Jobr co-founder & CTO Hari Ananth said: “Jobr has been working with Monster for over a year now, and there is a strong alignment between us – from how we approach recruiting, to the reasons why we do what we do.
“With Monster, Jobr will have a much greater impact on the job search market by expanding our team and resources, growing our userbase, and launching our mobile apps in new markets.”
Jobr has so far seen over 100m swipes, with the app reaching #2 in the Apple App Store Business section with a 4.5-star rating, and helping tens of thousands of people get hired.
The Jobr team will all join Monster, but stay based in San Francisco, where the startup was founded.