Local recruitment startup Airtasker has announced a partnership with recruitment site CareerOne that will enable to companies to offer small, short-term projects to candidates looking for full-time work in a manner which is integrated into the search results.
The service is expected to be particularly appealing to the tech sector, where short term projects abound, and where start-ups, or new corporate ventures lack the budgets to take on full time employees.
Airtasker indicated that in Australia, the top tasks on its site have a strong IT bent with website and blog assistance, and computer and IT Support among the most popular tasks. These are typically valued at between $US70 ($A76) and $US90 per task for 95 per cent of all tasks being assigned within one day,” according to the company.
The move also reflects the expansion of the casual recruitment economy. According to Karen Lawson, CareerOne CEO, “As we see the incredible growth of more flexible and what could only be called casual job opportunities in the workplace, CareerOne working together with Airtasker provides a way for Australian job seekers to tap into all types of employment opportunities in one place and employers to build a more dynamic network of individuals for jobs of all sizes.”
Airtasker founder and CEO Tim Fung said that since its launch a year ago Airtasker has processed over a million dollars worth of tasks.
An international expansion is next on the agenda for the local startup and the deal with CareerOne gives the company a potential entry in the US market through Monster which is a joint venture partner with CareerOne.