The growing demand for temporary work offers an opportunity to help people book reliable jobs with the click of a button while offering benefits like faster payouts and a steady stream of income. Berlin-based staffing marketplace that matches workers with temporary side jobs, Zenjob has raised $50 million (€45 million) in a funding round.
The platform will use the capital to accelerate its growth and expand to new cities in Germany and the Netherlands. Until now, the company has helped to match over 1 million jobs in Germany and the Netherlands. It will also bring the marketplace to the UK later this year and offer new job categories.
Founded in 2015 by Fritz Trott, Cihan Aksakal and Frederik Fahning, the startup has developed a digital platform that matches workers with side jobs in a growing number of sectors, including e-commerce, logistics, retail, and service industries. Using the app, talents find and book jobs on an hourly basis and can flexibly decide when, where and for whom they work. Each month, more than 40.000 workers are employed in sectors such as logistics, e-commerce, retail, and service.
Fritz Trott, co-founder and CEO of Zenjob said: “The growing demand for temporary work offers an opportunity to help people book reliable jobs with the click of a button while offering benefits like faster payouts and a steady stream of income. It’s a win-win situation, both for companies and our talents. For us, this is the foundation to grow our platform and bring our services to new cities and countries.”