Startups 100 winner Adzuna launches in Canada
Latest expansion by ‘Google of Classifieds’ follows launches in Australia and South Africa
‘Social job search’ start-up Adzuna, a Startups 100 2011 winner, has announced its expansion into the Canadian market, following successful launches in Australia and South Africa. Launched in 2011 by Andrew Hunter and Doug Monro, Adzuna was launched in order to offer its users a unified destination for job searches, by aggregating results from major job sites across the web. Since the site went live, it has expanded its offering to include property and car searches and has added a social layer to the site, integrating Facebook contacts to allow users to discover job opportunities amongst members of their social networks. The company claims to have 75,000 vacancies already live on the Adzuna.ca site which it says represents $3.6bn (£2.6bn) of ‘total earning opportunity’. It says its holistic aggregator allows it to effectively advise users on which job sectors are experiencing strong growth and which regions are best for certain careers. Doug Monro, co-founder of Adzuna, said: “Users want to search all the ads in one place, which is what we provide at Adzuna – a one-stop shop. We then make the search experience better and empower our users to find the right ads for them, by layering on innovations in social and data. “Jobseekers here are crying out for better job search experience. With our awesome social tool and powerful, free market insights, we aim to empower jobseekers in Canada to make better career decisions like no tool has done before,” Adzuna was recognised by Startups 100 in 2011 for its pioneering approach to the job search industry. Entries are open for the 2013 Startups 100 list, which rewards ambitious entrepreneurs with game-changing business ideas.