7. March 2013–
Adzuna, the free UK next generation job search engine, is taking its first steps in international expansion by launching in Germany. After successfully working with the British government, the company also wants to offer Chancellor Angela Merkel an employment market data dashboard.
Adzuna is used by British Prime Minister David Cameron and the senior officials in his office, who use the platform to keep track of economic growth on a day-to-day basis – including vacancy maps and company hiring patterns. This is what the company is keen to see happening in Germany, too.
Press spokesperson for Adzuna, Flora Lowther, told us that to make this happen they "plan on reaching out to the CDU and offering to build the app for them for free," as they did for Number 10. The team also said that "we're told David Cameron is looking forward to showing off his Adzuna powered data dashboard at the G8 summit in June, so no doubt Chancellor Merkel will get a look at what she's missing out on then."
Founded in 2011, Adzuna (with its new site, Adzuna.de) wants to help the 2.5m unemployed Germans find the right job by pulling thousands of job vacancies from different online sources and presenting them on a single platform. It'll tap into the data it consolidates to track trends in the jobs industry.
An expansion to Germany makes sense for the company – according to Adzuna, the 200,000 plus job vacancies in Germany represent €4.1b of “Total Earning Opportunity”.
At the moment Adzuna has over 1.5m monthly visits to its UK website, attracting users with its social job hunting tools, real time labour market data and powerful search. Users can tap into their social networks when using the service – including their LinkedIn and Facebook contacts.
Cofounder of Adzuna, Andrew Hunter, is excited by the opportunities offered in the new market: “We’re delighted to announce the launch of Adzuna.de today and we’re excited to build on our UK success. We believe job seekers in Germany are undeserved by the tools currently available in the market. Our aim is to arm job seekers in Germany with all the information they need to find their perfect job.”
Adzunda is backed by leading Venture Capital firms Passion Capital, The Accelerator Group and Index Ventures.
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