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A tool for employee onboarding, designed to put employees through a process to get them up and running at their new job.

794

A tool that connects education with job opportunities in the US and India, by matching employers with vacant jobs.

660

A startup that wants to use AI to help small businesses find the right workers by matching them to the right jobs.

507

Idea: A software company that helps people with disabilities create profiles online and apply for jobs The startup seeks to help people with disabilities find work and give them the tools to make themselves employable

383

A startup that helps young job candidates get a sense of what’s going on within the company they’re applying to so they can tailor their cover letter and resume toward what’s expected.

251

A startup that lists jobs for students interested in jobs during the summer

250

A tool that helps people create a profile on a job site, and then their resume gets pulled into the system.

234

A company that helps the homeless get jobs. This startup helps them find jobs by helping them get onto the web.

191

A startup that helps people find a new job while they are on unemployment

181

A startup that wants to make it easier to schedule interviews by streamlining the process of booking meetings and recruiting for jobs.

172

A startup that wants to make it easier for restaurants to find chefs. It says that 10,000 chefs are searching for jobs online every day.

168

This startup is building an artificial intelligence-based platform for hiring, where customers can create a job description and AI will do the background check, find the best candidate, and schedule an interview.

163

A startup that helps track and connect people who want to apply for jobs in a specific city, and allows them to see the job openings, apply and schedule interviews, get feedback on their applications, and communicate with recruiters. Available in the San Francisco Bay Area.

135

This startup makes it easy for businesses to find a contractor to handle a job.

134

A tool that helps freelancers price their work in a way that makes sense for different types of jobs, and helps the freelancers offer those packages to potential clients.

112

A platform that allows employers to test job applicants with automated interviews and then quickly and easily assign the best candidates to the jobs.

112

 A startup prototyping a platform for helping companies recruit non-employees without having to pay to recruit a job applicant, which would be a win for the applicant and the company. (This is similar to the above Idea.)

112

A B2B platform for local businesses that helps them find and choose the right contractors for the job.

111

A startup that helps people find a job where they can be themselves

110

An API for companies to post job openings and filter through applicants.

109

A company that will help you create the perfect visual resume, with a template that’s designed to fit any job you might apply for.

108

A startup that provides a service for people who have lost their job to find work in another city

107

A startup that matches millennial engineers with engineering jobs

107

A way to help human resources departments get a better picture of how workers are doing and whether they are happy in their jobs. The startup is looking to help HR departments with new tools to reduce turnover and better focus on employee retention.

107

A digital B2B service for in-person job interviews

107

A platform that helps businesses and job seekers find and connect with remote teams. Currently, they're working with a company in Brooklyn called Crave that hires people remotely through a third-party site.

106

A social network for women who are searching for a job, created by the company that created the job board Ziprecruiter.

106

A startup that’s changing the way companies work with their contractors. You can enter into a contract with a contractor, who can then select from various projects to work on. The startup wants to help companies identify the right contractor for the job, and then manage the relationship with the contractor.

105

A SaaS platform for job boards that connects job boards to job seekers, with an API for employers to use. The startup is looking to raise a maximum of $1.9 million from angel investors.

105

A tool that helps companies hire data scientists from among the millions of people who are looking for jobs.

104

Videos of people in the industry explaining their jobs

104

A startup for people who are trying to get out of their current jobs. It’s a platform for employees to apply for jobs in the company’s network, and even offer their own services to employers who hire them.

104

Idea: A company that helps homeowners who are selling their home make it look its best for buyers, cutting their job out of the real estate sales process. The startup has raised $150,000 in the last month.

103

A startup that helps retailers “find the right kind of people to hire” for their stores. The startup is also building out a talent platform for retailers using job data from LinkedIn to help them find the right people to hire.

103

A startuplicant tracking platform for online job applications. The startup wants to scale to support large recruitment events like the YC Demo Day.

102

A startup that provides a service where someone will help you to write the perfect cover letter for a particular job

101

A social network for people who want to gain the attention of “strong women who have a life beyond their job”.

101

A health startup that helps people take care of their teeth. The idea is that you can brush your teeth, or at least do a good job of it, and it will be easier to get a good night’s rest.

100

A digital platform for freelancers to find and bid on jobs.

100

 A SaaS platform that uses machine learning to optimize lead generation. The startup’s customers include Monster Worldwide, the world’s largest job site, and the US’s largest insurance company.

100

A platform for crowd-sourcing job search and recruiting for companies.

100

A startup for students and recent graduates to find jobs. The company is targeting recent graduates in the US who lack jobs experience, but are in the midst of college.

100

A startup for Uber drivers, offering them tools to make their job easier.

100

A startup that sells a directory of people who will come out and do odd jobs around your house - like repairing fixtures, painting,

99

A job board for architects and contractors.

99

A platform that helps people find jobs that they can work from home, where they don’t have to pay for a whole office.

99

A platform that suggests tech tools for specific jobs.

99

Idea: An online platform for verifying resumes for job-seekers The startup is working with employers like Microsoft, with plans to expand to the finance, health, and education sectors

98

A job board for freelancers, or people who work on their own terms, with a focus on design and marketing work.

98

A tool that helps a company’s customer service team find the right people to hire for a job, even if they don’t have a clear picture of what the job should entail.

98

A company that helps companies and employees find relevant jobs. The startup provides a job posting platform to help people find jobs, and has raised $500,000 from investors including Y Combinator.

97

A platform that allows individuals or companies to post jobs and have them filled by people looking to move, with the goal of keeping unemployment rates low.

97

 A “kind of Tinder for hiring”, matching people who want to work together and those who might not be a good fit with each other. Its goal is to help employers find and hire better talent, while helping job seekers find the perfect fit.

97

Matching job seekers with employers, coupled with goal-setting and coaching, could help reduce the representation of men in the American workforce.

97

A platform for employers to share their job listings, allowing them to see which candidates are the right fit for the role.

97

A platform for outsourcing work to freelancers in the UK. The startup helps businesses and professionals find freelance workers for different jobs. The company is based in London, and has offices in Berlin and New York.

96

The company provides company-wide training and staff development. It works with employers to provide employees with the tools and resources they need to be successful in their jobs.

95

 A tool to help you do a better job of selling. You can either search for people to sell to, or build a list of your own contacts. The company charges $3 per lead, $10 per contact, and $10 per sale.

95

A dashboard that tracks the number of open jobs and hires, highlighting the best places to find work.

95

A startup that provides a way for people to find job opportunities at companies they want

94

A tool for recruiters, that lets them upload their resume to a centralized network and have it automatically filtered to candidates that are a good match for a given job.

94

A company that helps workers find the right jobs.

94

A startup that helps employers manage the hiring process, and lets job seekers set up profiles and search for opportunities.

93

A platform for students to learn about and apply to jobs at some of the country's most powerful companies.

93

It is a platform that helps people find jobs in their area of interest, and also allows employers to post jobs.

93

A startup that provides a service to help people understand the job market in the country they are traveling to

92

A company that wants to streamline the hiring process for employers, letting them post jobs and give applicants a chance to respond. It’s been used by companies like Lyft and Warby Parker.

92

A startup that helps people find and hire people for jobs that are not traditional office jobs, like bartending, dog-walking, or light house-keeping.

92

A platform that allows people to create new kinds of jobs. Sift is building a “decentralized job market” with a system for workers and employers to set their own wages and terms.

92

A platform for “jobs that work for you”, allowing companies to find the right candidates for the right positions. The startup is currently operating in the US and UK.

92

 A startup to help job-seekers find the right internship. Internships are often unpaid and poorly advertised, and Noah & Noah wants to change that.

92

In-person job recruitment turned into a crowdsourced game.

92

A tool for HR that tracks a person’s job performance and evaluates their manager's actions.

92

A large employer in the UK that wants to make it easier for job seekers to apply for jobs and for companies to find and hire people.

91

A mobile app that helps workers find nearby jobs so they can get to them and get paid.

91

A social enterprise that trains and provides jobs for refugees, and which also works to provide food and shelter to those displaced.

90

As a company, HirePound has raised $1.4 million in capital. But as a company, it says it is on track to make $50 million in revenue in the next year. The company is a job board for the growing gig economy, connecting employers with micro-consultants and other contractors.

90

A platform that helps companies find new recruits. It’s a version of LinkedIn for job seekers, with a focus on the needs of local companies.

90

A startup that helps people find a job in their 20s to 30s

89

A platform that lets users create an online resume to show people. When you want to get a job, it generates a “real” one for you.

89

A product that creates an open collaboration platform for teams and professionals to find and share jobs, regardless of location.

89

A startup that is building an app to help older people who have no intention of retiring age figure out which jobs they can or cannot do.

89

A platform for job seekers to search for jobs using data from LinkedIn

89

A software company that helps companies with the tech-heavy job of finding and interviewing candidates. Clarity has a free version for small teams and a $4,000/month paid option, which it says has “well over 100 customers”.

89

A startup that will help people to get hired by sharing the job opportunities and qualifications

88

A startup focused on making it easier for employers and HR professionals to manage the onboarding process. The company is building a process for hiring new employees that’s “one of the most frustrating parts of the process”. It would be used to help the company add new employees, fix the onboarding process, and help identify the right kind of jobs for the company.

88

A company that helps people who have been injured on the job get the medical care they need.

88

A platform that helps people with mental illness to find jobs, get to school, and get the care they need.

88

A startup that provides a service to help companies cut down on the number of questions they’re sending to job applicants

87

A company that’s building an app that allows you to set up a “virtual job board” for your business, allowing you to post jobs and connect with recruiters.

87

A startup that helps people get paid for their time. By giving users the ability to keep track of their time in the app and being able to check off of it in real-time, the business aims to help users be able to make better money while they’re on the job.

87

Workers at companies like Google and Apple can get paid to do their job. The startup, which was founded in April, wants to make work day-to-day easier by integrating those jobs into payroll and HR, letting people switch jobs and be paid for the work they’re doing.

87

An algorithmic startup that is a marketplace for job board ads, allowing companies to target their job search to a specific demographic. The company’s founders say they’ve raised $1.6 million in a round led by Greycroft Partners.

87

A mobile app for recruiters and job seekers who want to get paid while they get ready for a job interview.

87

A startup that wants to make it easier for people to find work in their area by selling them a tool to identify the top jobs in an area.

87

A startup that provides a service to help people in their 20s and 30s create a professional portfolio to help them re-enter the job market

86

A startup that helps people find a job at a company via a referral (ie Ikea hires you for a job but you don't know anyone there, so Ikea pays someone $1,000 if that person refers you to

86

A platform for employers to create a job marketplace to connect them with the best talent in a given region.

86

A social network for people who work from home. The startup is built for those who want to bring more community into their lives, helping them to connect with others who have similar jobs.

86

A tool for helping people with heavy lifting and other manual labor jobs.

86

A company that helps users and companies find jobs. The startup’s platform helps users apply for jobs in their area, helping them break into new industries and find careers.

86

 A startup that wants to disrupt the HR market by automating the job application process.

86

A startup where people can find jobs.

86

A business that wants to help companies recruit top talent by connecting them with job seekers.

85

A two-sided marketplace for recruiting, with employers and job seekers trading feedback and contact information. The company is based in the San Francisco Bay Area but also has offices in Los Angeles and Philly.

85

An AI-based matchmaking system that pairs job seekers with employers.

85

A a service that helps companies woo new hires with perks. The company claims to have 30% to 40% retention rates with its first job.

85

A Web/Mobile-based platform for hiring, recruiting, and finding jobs. In the last year, the company says they’ve grown from $1.5 million in annual revenue to $4.5 million, and that they’ve seen 10x growth in the last 12 months. The company has more than 50 employees and is currently hiring.

84

A startup for freelance designers and developers to find jobs and request work. According to the company, they have a response rate of 90%.

83

A startup that connects high school students to internships and part-time jobs at startups. It operates in the US, Canada, and the UK, with plans to expand to Australia, the Netherlands, and Germany in the future.

83

A recruiting platform for startups that helps automate the process of finding and hiring the best people for a job.

83

This app wants to help you find a good plumber for your house, and helps you book them before the job, so you’re not standing in the rain for three hours waiting for a plumber to show up.

83

A job board for sales and marketing jobs, attracting 300,000 new jobs every month.

83

A startup that connects independent contractors across the US with jobs in the gig economy and allows them to create a custom service to make themselves more competitive.

82

A startup that will connect you with professionals and improve your chances of getting a job

82

A startup that helps people find new places to work by aggregating job openings from its network of freelancers.

82

Idea: A startup that makes it easier for people to find job openings in remote areas, with the goal of helping people find family members jobs in different parts of the country.

81

A startup for freelance designers and developers, helping them find the right job for them, and helping clients find the right freelancer.

81

A tool for recruiters to help them find and hire candidates for their job openings. The startup has built a toolkit that helps recruiters automate their hiring process, with the help of artificial intelligence.

81

A startup that aims to help buyers of large items like boats and yachts get a quote from a wide variety of suppliers to see if they could do the job for less elsewhere.

81

A social network for people interested in mechanical engineering, allowing people to find jobs, learn about new developments, and get connected with engineers and designers.

81

A fintech startup that wants to make it easier for financial advisors to do their job better.

81

A platform for companies to create, manage and track software development jobs, with a free software development life cycle.

81

A B2B company for firms that need to hire freelancers. The goal is to help them find good workers and get them on the job ASAP.

81

Recruiting a new generation of workers for the tech industry by creating an online platform where college students can learn how to code and get jobs.

81

The startup has developed a way to help employers manage their employee recruiting process and streamline subsequent onboarding. The platform allows organizations to put together a recruiter roster, create a template for their job description, and see who’s interested in the job.

80

A startup that is building an AI-based system that predicts how a person will perform at a job, based on common traits.

80

A tool to help law students study for exams and employers find top graduates. The startup provides a platform for employers to post jobs and students to apply.

80

A startup that creates a marketplace for companies to outsource their recruiting to on-demand recruiters, with the promise of matching candidates to available jobs within a week

79

 A company that brings in-person networking to the Internet, letting job seekers and recruiters connect in real life.

79

A startup that tells you what you can expect to make from a job posted on Upwork.

79

A tool for helping companies recruit people in their own cities. The startup is working on a recruiting platform, and is also working on a marketplace for employees to find jobs.

79

Founded by two former McKinsey consultants, Talent App is a startup that helps companies find the best candidates for roles using ATS technology. Talent App is a membership-based service that includes features like a powerful candidate analytics tool, a job board, and insights into candidate behavior.

79

The startup aims to solve the problem of the “job-hopping” millennial who wants to be able to get a new job without having to quit and wait for the old one to be filled.

79

A company that aims to help businesses get more attention from the people they want to hire, by finding them on the job sites Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

78

A startup that is building a SaaS platform for young people to find jobs on college campuses. The company is using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to help students and employers connect.

78

A year-long class for the unemployed, teaching them how to get jobs through the new economy.

78

A startup that uses machine learning to help brands find the right person for the job. They claim to have found just the right person for 1,900 positions, including jobs at Uber and Goldman Sachs.

78

The high cost of online advertising means that marketers struggle to find the right people to reach with their ads. Yieldly wants to automate the process of finding the right people, using a system of algorithms that finds the right person to target for the right job, based on the criteria the company needs.

77

A way to track and share the process of finding a new job, which can be time-consuming for employers.

77

The startup wants to democratize the hiring process for college graduates, using Facebook to find job candidates.

77

A communications platform for contractors, with a focus on job seekers. The startup is trying to bridge the gap between the way the information is shared on the job market and how it’s received by recruiters.

77

The startup is building a tool for companies to search for, compare, and purchase jobs that are close to them.

77

A lot of people use LinkedIn to get jobs and a lot of companies use LinkedIn to hire people. What if the two could be combined, to help people find good jobs.

77

Handy is a startup that wants to take on Taskrabbit in the mobile cleaning space, bringing a cleaner to your house for a flat rate to do jobs like laundry, building, and moving.

76

This startup wants to be a “marketplace of people” that connects people to the jobs that would otherwise be unfulfilled.

76

A startup tackling the stigmas around mental illness and jobs in the US

76

A company that will help any business identify the best employees to hire for the job.

76

The startup is looking to pair the benefits of a collaborative economy with the efficiency of a shared economy. The company offers a system that can match the right person with the right job while also providing them with a flexible schedule.

75

An AI-driven coaching platform helping companies hire the right people for the right job.

75

This startup is creating a job search engine for freelancers.

75

 A platform for online job listings that helps users find the right job for them. It’s also trying to fight discrimination by allowing users to see what the company’s algorithms predict they’ll be paid before submitting a resume.

74

A company that provides “a complex API that enables companies to identify the right type of person for a job”, based on digital data. It currently has $1.6 million in the bank.

74

A startup geared towards recruiting talent in the US. The startup wants to help people find remote jobs in the US and abroad, and connect them with recruiters for employers.

74

A platform that makes it easy for people to find new jobs and internships, connecting employers and job seekers through the use of social networks.

74

A startup that helps people fill out job applications and offers more accurate insights about what they’re truly interested in.

74

A platform for freelance work, where users can bid on jobs, and get paid by a single company in exchange for a small fee.

73

A startup that combines the forms of a dating app, matchmakers, and a freelance marketplace. Like others in the space, Zoosk wants to make it easier for people to find jobs, but unlike others it’s only for women.

73

A chat-based recruitment platform for recruiters that allows them to manage and publish their job boards, and manage the conversations that take place on them.

72

A platform for delivering information about local jobs to job seekers. The startup is currently operating in NYC, Chicago, and Portland.

72

A platform that connects employers and job seekers, letting both sides build a profile of the other, and then matching candidates with the right employer.

72

A tool for hiring and scheduling electricians, with a focus on smaller jobs.

72

A tool for helping contractors bid on construction projects. It’s already on the job in Spain.

71

“The company’s mission is to create a better way to communicate between employees and employers. They’ve built an app that allows companies to send out salary increases to employees in advance, which they say helps employees be more productive and be better at their jobs. They say their users have improved their productivity by 30% and received an average salary increase of 84%.”

71

A company that helps recruiters and hiring managers find, select and train the right candidate for the job.

71

A new kind of recruiting site that’s much more personalized. It’s designed to be a social recruiting platform, but with a focus on “the right person for the right job”.

71

In the US, there are a lot of jobs that pay the minimum wage. The startup is based in the Philippines, and its founder says it’s easy to get a job there for the minimum wage, but hard to get paid more.

71

A startup that provides employees of car dealerships with software to make their job easier

70

A startup that makes it easier to hire freelance workers through a platform that allows managers to post jobs, and then compare candidates based on credentials, previous work, and social recommendations.

70

A platform for managing employees' freelance jobs

69

For the past two months, the startup has been building a platform that helps people find jobs, with a focus on the job seeker. The solution is built on an AI that scours through job listings, and a platform that allows job seekers to better manage their resumes.

69

A machine learning tool that helps companies assess which employees are most likely to be able to transfer to a new job.

69

A startup for college students looking for blue-collar jobs. The company is currently in its beta stage.

69

This startup is looking to help companies find and hire the best team, whether they’re a startup or an established enterprise. The platform is built around identifying and assembling the right people for the job, helping employers quickly find and hire the right employees.

69

A startup to help people seeking jobs at colleges make the best decisions about which schools to apply to.

69

A community of people looking to network, find new jobs, and get gigs from each other.

68

A company that provides a way for people to apply to jobs directly from the phone. It’s currently working in the UK, and has plans to expand to other countries.

68

Bots that make the complex work of managing a home remodeling project more manageable. The company is working with HVAC contractors and property managers to aggregate data from hundreds of homes to help them do a better job of forecasting and managing their projects.

68

 Playboard is an AI-powered tool that helps automate the search for new hires and finds data to validate job candidates.

67

A digital service that let’s you connect your job in the digital world to your real world job. The startup helps HR departments better manage the digital talent they’re hiring, and helps companies that are hiring use the digital world to recruit better. The startup has raised $110,000.

67

A startup that makes it easier for military veterans to get jobs by creating an app that can help vets get hired for work by first-time employers

67

A startup that aims to help people take over their day jobs by scheduling tasks for them online.

66

A company that wants to make it easier for people to fill out job applications. It is currently in the early stages of deploying a product for employers to manage their job applications.

66

An online marketplace for day laborers. The company wants to give people who need to work but can’t find work a way to find a job.

65

A tool that helps contractors bid on jobs

65

A company that wants to help people find the best plumber and electrician for the job by putting their trust in a community of vetted good guys.

64

The company is looking to help service providers know which jobs are the most important to perform, and which jobs can be outsourced, to reduce costs and increase efficiency. Its software, called

64

The startup’s goal is to help those who’ve lost their jobs to find new jobs. The startup aims to help employers and job seekers reconnect by giving people instant access to candidates.

63

A tool to help at-risk youth in the US get training for jobs.

63

A company that connects people with remote work opportunities, like telecommuting and remote sales jobs.

63

A startup that pairs job seekers with employers and arranges interviews, enabling the hiring process to happen without the hassle of having to deal with recruiters.

62

A startup building a platform to let people find jobs in their own community. It works a lot like other platforms like Upwork, but the company says it’s targeting the jobs market, and does not require fees to post a job.

62

A startup that builds a hiring platform that allows users to fill a job description with a string of keywords and get a list of candidates who match.

62

A startup that aims to help companies find the best talent for each job. They are based in New York City.

60

A platform that allows businesses to identify and hire the best talent for any job they’re hiring for.

60

A company that helps freelance and on-call workers find jobs. It’s currently working with 10,000 companies including Uber, GoDaddy, and Microsoft.

60

This startup is building a software platform that helps people find the right candidate for a job. The company is trying to help HR teams increase the number of hires by helping them manage their hiring pipelines.

60

A software platform for HR managers and recruiters to find the right candidates for their job openings.

60

An on-demand recruiting platform that targets college students who are also looking for jobs and put them in touch with employers.

59

A platform to help people find employees, rather than cold-emailing job-seekers.

59

A digital platform that helps people take exams for jobs, and that then prepares them for the job. It launched in June, and after a few weeks of beta testing, is now up and running.

59

This startup helps recruiters with finding the best candidates and matching them to jobs.

59

Reduce the friction of scheduling interviews and making hiring decisions. The company says they’ve already raised $1M and have a job matching product that they’re launching in the next few months.

59

A program that helps people with disabilities to work from their homes. The company behind this product offers a service that helps employees schedule and manage a work routine in a way that keeps their jobs and responsibilities in order.

58

This is a tool meant to help employees get better at their jobs with an emphasis on self-improvement. They have a free trial and have raised $4.6m in a seed round.

58

A chatbot that answers your questions about finding a new job

57

A start-up that wants to replace the messy and outdated process of filling out tax forms with a website that will do the whole job for you. Taxcobo’s CEO says his company can save you 10 hours of work a year, or about $1,000, and its employees are former tax professionals.

57

A tool for helping people find their next career move, which is focused on helping employees change jobs within the same company.

57

A startup that helps employers to cut down on errors and save money while hiring, and also helps job seekers find employment. The company is in the early stages of a $3 million seed round and has been in beta since July.

56

A resource for QA Engineers to find quality software engineering jobs in the US and Canada.

56

 A logistics platform that allows shippers to post jobs, set rates, manage their accounts, and track shipments.

55

A tool aimed at helping restaurant owners and managers perform their jobs more effectively.

54

A social network that allows users to share their resume on-demand. It began as a service for startups that was later applied to the larger job market.

54

This startup is looking to help people move into the gig economy, giving them access to services like unlimited cleaning and dog walking jobs.

54

A startup that helps restaurant workers keep track of multiple job applications and reviews.

54

This startup wants to help businesses become more automated. It’s a software company that helps businesses automate their own jobs.

53

A startup that wants to bust the myth that just because you’re over 40, you’re not likely to find a job.

53

A free service that helps Americans who are moving abroad find work and employment opportunities in their new countries. Their mission is to help Americans transition to their new countries by providing job opportunities in their new countries.

52

The startup behind Jobster, which helps employers and job seekers find each other, has been acquired by LinkedIn for $90 million

50

A new kind of platform for recruiters and job-seekers. The company is aiming to automate much of the recruiting process, and is reaching out to companies to see if they can help them build out their product.

49

A startup that helps foreign companies find workers in the US. The startup’s founders say they’ve already had over 25,000 job postings on their platform.

48

A company that helps employers find candidates that match their job description.

48

A startup that wants to help connect businesses with people who need jobs. It uses social networks and other online networks to find candidates.

47

A startup that helps people find jobs online, with the help of a system called "In The Loop"

47

A company that helps recruiters and job seekers find the best fit for job openings using a combination of personal data and a proprietary algorithm.

47

The company’s founders have been called "the Bill Gates and Steve Jobs of the Indian startup scene" by a reporter in Quartz.

47

A directory of the world’s best remote job sites, curated by the founders of Remote Year.

47

The startup’s cofounders say they want to be the company that takes “the unknown hassle out of hiring” by eliminating time-consuming steps like job applications and paperwork. It also wants to help small businesses scale by removing the need for a HR department.

46

A company that offers career services to people in the fashion industry. The startup wants to help people get job interviews, find mentors, and improve their careers.

46

The startup is building a tool for customizing software for a particular application or job, and making the process of creating custom software easier.

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A tool that helps recruiters find the best candidates for a job. They’re building a team of recruiters, who can make the company’s pool of applicants appear highly qualified.

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An artificial intelligence applicant tracking system for healthcare IT jobs. It helps companies find the best candidates for healthcare IT jobs.

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A company that will help vets find jobs in their field

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A B2B service helping employers find remote workers with “the best fit” for their job.

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A startup that helps small businesses find and train new employees. It’s sort of like a LinkedIn for small businesses. In the past year they’ve hired over 300 people through the job board, and have a waiting list for others.

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A startup that helps companies with HR and recruiting by providing a platform for job seekers to see what’s available, and employers to see who is applying and in-demand.

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A cloud-based form software for home improvement projects and construction jobs

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A platform for hiring contractors in the U.S. The startup wants to make it easier for companies to find and hire freelancers for certain jobs.

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The company sells a tool that allows you to take a photo of a paper receipt and get an instant quote for your repair job.

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A machine-learning platform that helps companies find people qualified for their job.

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Helping tech companies find the best international talent to fill tech jobs.

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A SaaS solution for companies needing to hire contractors such as freelancers or consultants. It allows companies to post jobs, hire freelancers, and manage them all online.

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This startup wants to help customer support teams get their jobs done.

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A virtual assistant that helps people run their businesses. The startup’s job board is unique in that it’s also a full-service platform that helps users manage their careers, including job-seeking, interviewing, and salary negotiations, among other things.

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A platform that pairs clients with freelancers to get the job done. It’s not quite an Uber, but it’s the next iteration of a task-based model.

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The startup helps recruiters from different backgrounds find the right talent to fill a job. It currently has a $1.3 million seed round, and is looking to scale after a recent push.

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The founders of this cloud-based recruiting startup say that they’ve discovered that many people don’t have a good idea of what their job responsibilities are. They’re building an application that can help people figure that out, and then identify the best fit for each position in the pool.

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A job board for non-profit organizations.

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A startup that lets you find a job by location, offering an extensive database of job listings, in addition to job postings from companies and government agencies.

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A startup that helps contractors bid for jobs, with a focus on projects that are often hard to nail down.

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A company that links employers with unemployed workers, helping the unemployed find jobs and employers get a reliable pool of workers.

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A company that’s building a product that lets people share their ideas with people who work in similar fields, with a goal of making it easier for people to find new jobs.

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A startup looking to make it easier for companies to hire and fire employees. The system’s algorithms help companies find the best people, and eliminate the high-conflict humans in the process. The company also offers a “health score” for each job candidate. The company says they’ve operated in New York and LA and are now expanding to other parts of the country.

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A startup that seeks to solve the problem of employees jumping from company to company, working with different managers in different departments. The company lets employees create profiles, giving the main manager a chance to see who they’ve worked with and what they’ve done in their previous jobs.

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A program for graduating students to match them with jobs and internships, pitching itself as an alternative to unpaid internships.

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A “hiring engine” for freelance jobs, which bridges the distance between freelancers and businesses.

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A tool to help recruiters identify the best candidates for each job. For instance, if an ad says a certain job is in Chicago, the tool can look up the average salary and job openings to determine if this job is a good match.

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A startup that wants to make payroll and HR admin easier, and provide more transparency into how much time people are spending on the job.

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The startup has developed a way to bring the flexibility, speed, and cost-efficiency of digital printing to the printing industry. The company is building a digital printing platform for professional print jobs, with the goal of replacing traditional printing services. They’re currently in the YC Winter 2019 batch.

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“A desktop-based tool for managing and reporting on commercial printing jobs”, this startup is developing a software tool for printing and printing services firms that are based on solid data science.

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A platform for new-hire onboarding that uses an “heuristic-based” system to determine the employee’s job fit. Previously, most company HR has been based on a 90-10 fit scale with 10 being the best fit, but the company claims it can do better.

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A startup that wants to help workers find jobs using automation. It uses an algorithm to create a database of companies looking to hire and will then use that to match workers with jobs.

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A startup that wants to create a hub for job seekers to improve their chances of landing a job, allowing companies to focus on hiring.

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A startup that aims to make it easier for companies to manage the hiring process. The company’s first product allows companies to post job openings, then when a candidate applies, the company can review the application, send interview offers, and conduct interviews all in one place.

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Founded in May, this startup wants to connect job-seekers to employers. In addition to helping people find jobs, the startup promises to help employers find the best candidates, and even suggests the best language and time for job interviews.

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This startup helps people connect and collaborate with others across the world, so they can get better at their job.

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A tool for finding the right contractor to fix a job, and making sure they’re getting paid for it. It’s currently working with 500 clients and funding 500 jobs per month.

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A platform that helps groups of people share information about the same thing, like an event, like a protest, like a job opportunity.

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A program that helps small business owners and freelancers find jobs, with a focus on the healthcare industry.

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A job board for data scientists - one that looks like LinkedIn.

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A job site for freelancers and small businesses. They’ve raised $500k in funding from 500 Startups.

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A solution for human resources recruiters to help companies find the right employees. They classify recruiters into two categories: “job search specialists” and “job finders.”

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A startup that makes a wearable device for on-the-job pain relief.

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A startup that helps software engineers find remote jobs that match their expertise.

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Helping people find the next job opportunity, while also helping the employer find the right employee.

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A startup that helps people find and find freelance workers for small jobs, such as research, development, and writing.

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An AI-based job portal for freelancers.

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A platform that helps workers find jobs and employers find workers.

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The startup is building an app for employers to create a job and track its progress. The startup charges employers to host the app, and uses it to help employers track the progress of their job postings and manage employee communication.

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The startup is developing a mobile app that allows employers to post jobs, receive applications, and send messages to candidates.

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This startup wants to create a job board that focuses on niche industries.

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The startup’s target is high-level executives, and they want to help them stay on top of their job description and responsibilities.

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This startup is founded by former Google employees and aims to be the “Uber of recruiting”, allowing companies to list their job openings for remote employees.

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A company that helps employees collect insurance for themselves and their families while they’re on the job.

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A social initiative focused on helping refugees in Lebanon find jobs and jobs find refugees.

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A recruiting-focused startup that connects job seekers to employers and job postings.

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The founders have a vision of a world where everyone can pay rent or a mortgage, and have a constant stream of income without having to get a job.

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A startup that helps companies and organizations manage their resumés and job applications, providing a service that’s currently being used by companies like UPS, IBM, and Capital One.

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A platform to help talented people find jobs in the tech industry. Its founder, Aaron Jaffe, says he’s working with a number of the Valley’s most prominent startups.

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“A cross between LinkedIn and Twitter”, used by businesses to post job listings and engage with employees.

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A startup that builds an AI-based tool to help companies choose the best computer users for their job roles.

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is a startup that uses an AI-driven search engine to find freelance gigs. is currently being built as a per-project app that pays 40% of each job’s total bill.

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A micro-job platform where people can earn a few dollars an hour doing a task for a company that already has a full-time employee doing that same task. The idea is that someone can have a few hours of work on Mechanical Turk each day already, and that’s the entirety of their work week.

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A tool for determining whether a person is a good fit for an internship or a job. The startup has had over 100 job profiles posted, with over 500 people applying.

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A tool for those who are on the fence about leaving their job to go on the job market, with tools to help them prepare for interviews, work on their resume, and define the kind of job they’re looking for. They are approaching companies and are set to launch the beta version of the product in the summer.

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A platform that helps people locate and book workers for online jobs, including freelancing and side hustles.

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An in-house recruiting tool for companies. It’s meant to help recruiters quickly and accurately fill jobs via a platform that can be set up on their own web domain.

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A hiring app for small business owners that lets them easily post job openings and manage the hiring process.

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A tool for corporate recruiters to pitch job candidates to companies directly, cutting down on the time spent managing the process.

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A startup that wants to connect freelance workers with jobs through an AI-powered marketplace. The startup is currently working with Capital One to help the bank recruit independent workers.

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A startup that offers training and certification to job seekers to prepare them for entry-level jobs at startups.

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A platform to help people choose between different jobs, then find the one that’s the best fit for them.

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A tool for automating the hiring process in small businesses, with a focus on matching applicants with job openings.

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a service that allows employers to find and track jobs from their website, and have job applicants apply through their site

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A startup that will allow you to “track your position in the world of work” by allowing you to track how you’re doing in your job search.

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An online platform that helps women find better jobs in tech by connecting them with companies with open positions.

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A startup for enterprise to make it easier to manage and coordinate their work. It’s a Slack-like app with features like job and team management, user management, and a chat-like platform.

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A visualization of wages in the US for any given job.

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Wanted is a job listing site that allows companies to post jobs and then create a live feed for applicants, as well as company pages for employees to keep up with job openings.

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This company is building a portal for employers and talent, allowing employers to post jobs and talent to multiple sites with a single login.

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A company that connects people in small cities with jobs in big cities. It’s trying to solve what it sees as a low-density problem around the world.

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This startup is building a quadcopter drone that can do the work of a four-man crew on any job. They call it “the flying robot.”

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A platform that brings together employers and job seekers, helping both sides stay informed of opportunities and manage their careers through an online dashboard.

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A startup to help people find and keep jobs. It’s like Monster and CareerBuilder, but built for the millennial job seeker.

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A startup that uses AI to tailor your work environment by taking the psychology of your job and the company you work for into account. TRACE, which launched in early 2019, has found that when you work in a “high-energy” job, your brain feels more alert and focused, but that when you’re in a “low-energy” job, your brain feels more relaxed and unfocused.

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A company that wants to help companies find employees in an increasingly challenging job market.

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A B2B company that helps independent contractors bid for jobs and manage their own workers.

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A startup that’s building a platform where employers can post jobs and candidates can apply for them, and also manage their profiles and cover letters. It’s currently in its beta version and growing in the SF Bay Area.

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A platform for small-time home contractors to bid on large construction jobs. The startup is being incubated by Y Combinator. This startup takes a relatively new concept, the gig economy, and applies it to construction, which is a relatively old concept.

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A company that creates a tool that connects people with businesses that need workers for short-term jobs.

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The software allows users to create a digital portfolio from their website, which is then used by employers to screen candidates. The startup also has a product called Jobvite that allows candidates to create a resume from their site and the company then converts it into a PDF.

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An engineering staffing startup that partners with companies to bring in new talent. After a company does a demo, Minimum runs a search for top candidates using its proprietary algorithm. The company says they’ve so far found candidates at top engineering schools, raised $1.4 million in VC funding, and secured over a dozen jobs.

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The startup wants to help employers get more out of their employees by making the job experience more personalized. They have a service that tracks the details of a worker’s life and turns it into a personalized, detailed online resume.

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An AI-based tool to help recruiters and HR teams find and track “talent”. Think of it like a LinkedIn for people to apply for jobs, but completely different in that the company that provides the platform is doing the screening and interviewing for them.

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A startup which makes it easier for people to find and hire new employees. FindEngine helps companies find new employees by running a background check, then connects the job seeker with the job.

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A platform for servicing or repairing vehicle systems. If you have a “check engine” light on your car, you can book the job with the startup’s app.

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Maintains and manages a database of resumes and job candidates, and helps employers find and hire for their organization

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A program that helps job seekers find jobs and improves their chances of getting hired.

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a tool for people in the UK to hire a plumber in an instant, and guide them through their job.

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An employee referral platform for businesses to get employees to refer their friends to their job.

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A platform that helps actors book their jobs, manage their careers, and get paid on a per-performance basis.

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A social network for women looking to connect with other women to chat, find jobs, and plan events.

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A startup that allows companies to build and deploy web and mobile apps without writing code. They say their platform can also be used for other software development jobs, like managing servers and monitoring apps.

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A tool for building a list of people to invite to a job interview. The startup had a good response from the hiring world after it was featured in the New York Times.

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A tool that allows anyone in the world to spend time in the United States in the same way they do in their home country. This startup wants to make it easy for people to live in the US temporarily, which they say would create about 15 million jobs.

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A startup aimed at making the whole process of filling out job applications easier.

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Advice on what to do when you’re laid off, pitched as a tool that helps you “land your dream job” after you’ve been laid off.

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A chatbot that helps people find the right job. It uses a “listening algorithm” to match job seekers with companies with the right fit. Currently focused on the UK.

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A tool for HR departments to help their employees find and apply for jobs, ranging from sales to marketing.

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The startup is looking to use AI to help B2B companies by automating much of the admin work that comes with the job.

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This startup wants to take the pain out of the process of creating a resume for a job, turning college transcripts into a resume that can be shared across the internet.

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A company that wants to help companies match their employees with the right jobs, using a combination of algorithms and social connections.

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This startup wants to take the pain out of finding and finding the right people for your job. Think of it as LinkedIn for jobs, with a focus on matching candidates with the right jobs.

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A start-up that is building an app that enables people to share their needs for local services with local businesses. Users can drop a quick note on the app about their services-related needs, and the app uses the data to create a personalized job board.

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A platform that helps employers manage their hiring process. Its goal is to make it easy for recruiters to manage job applications, conduct interviews, and deliver notifications to candidates.

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A way to connect job seekers with businesses that are hiring.

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A startup that uses a proprietary algorithm to determine a person’s “emotional intelligence”, and then helps them better navigate a job interview.

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A better way for people to save money as they move from job to job

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An insurance company that works with small businesses to help them buy health care to cover employees while they’re on the job.

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The Talent Ally platform helps restaurants and hotels identify and hire the best employees. The startup is working with over 1,300 restaurants and hotels to offer training, job listings, and improvements to their business.

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The company works with college campuses and universities to provide the service to students and faculty, and uses machine learning to match students and prospective jobs.

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College employment data is hard to get, and many prospective students are unaware of job-seeking opportunities in their region.

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A product that helps match different people with similar jobs.

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A startup that works with colleges to help students get jobs.

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The startup will use AI to match individuals with the right job or career match for them. The startup will also conduct “academic-style job fairs” for employers.

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A recent engineering graduate who landed his first job at Airbnb after dropping out of college. He’s building a startup that helps homeowners manage the process of selling their homes after leaving their landlords. Clients work with Clew to clean out their homes, give professional photos, publish their listing online, and receive bids.

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A way to manage workflow and communication within teams of collaborators, simplifying the way teams do their jobs.

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A tool that helps people find and hire employees. JobsYouNeed crowdsources employee and job listings and brings them to the right employer.

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A recruitment app that helps young professionals find jobs. Based in the UK, the company is working with employers to help them recruit young talent.

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A company that lets small businesses commission jobs done online by professionals in the field.

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A platform that lets people post what they’re doing in real time, such as a meetup or a job interview, and share it with friends

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A startup that helps users with low-wage jobs to save money on food by taking advantage of quick, convenient, and inexpensive lunch options.

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A network of local groups that help immigrants learn English and find jobs in the US.

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This startup has built a tool to help people apply for jobs and include their data in the system. They’ve recently hired a couple of people to focus on building a tool that allows people to manage their resumes.

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 A set of business applications for social media managers to make their jobs easier. Manage your team, track your influencers, and manage your clients, all in one place.

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A startup that wants to help people make the transition from a traditional job to a freelance career.

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A platform that connects people with jobs they can do while they are traveling with companies in need of workers.

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This startup is building a platform for employees to share videos, photos, and information about their jobs. The company wants to use video to build a community for workers.

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The founders walked away from their jobs in the technology industry to focus on food, and built a tech app that makes it easier and cheaper for restaurants to source from local farmers.

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Current recruiters have to rely on job boards to find candidates. The startup wants to fix that problem by building an AI that can find the best candidates in seconds.

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A startup that aims to make it easier for businesses to find qualified employees who are also looking for jobs.

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A startup that helps businesses find the right people for their jobs. The startup is currently focused on helping recruiters to find C-level talent but says it’s not exclusive to them, and has a broader mission to help businesses find the right people for their job via its platform.

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A job-posting system for businesses, helping them find and hire people.

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A tool for remote workers, including ways to find remote jobs, and a marketplace for remote workers to connect with clients.

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A “smart recruiting” platform that helps companies find and hire the best employees for their job openings, using data as a guide.

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A developer-focused job site. It’s looking to help upskill tech talent in the US.

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A company that helps people find a new job using social media. The startup feeds candidates to recruiters who then give feedback on the applications.

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A startup that provides software for companies to use when they are hiring and interviewing job candidates

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A startup that sells a tool to help people who are organizing large events to manage the volunteers and make sure they have the right jobs

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A startup that provides a service where they help people prepare for job interviews by actually going to the company and getting a tour and pretending to

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A startup that is a matchmaking service for people re-entering the job market after being unemployed for a long time

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A startup that specializes in helping people who are applying for a job in a different city

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A startup that helps people get jobs at companies (so they can become recruiters)

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A startup that helps people who are applying for government jobs find out when they are going to be hired

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A startup that provides a directory of people who are willing to do odd jobs for people (IE I’ll come to your house and do yard work for you)

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A startup that helps people prepare their resumes for a job that they aren’t qualified for (IE they are a programmer and they want to apply for a job as a finance manager)

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A startup that provides a service where people can have their resumes reviewed by job coaches who can help them tweak them for their profession

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A startup that provides a service for people who are moving to a new city and are looking to get a job there A startup that provides a service for people who are moving to a new city and are looking to get a

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A startup that creates a directory of people who do odd jobs like fixing lawn mowers, cars, etc

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A startup that provides tools for women who want to apply for a job and want to find a new job

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A startup that will help you to find a job near you

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A startup that provides a service where they will find you a remote job for a short period of time

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Idea: An online marketplace for work-at-home jobs, like editing, transcription, and customer service The startup has raised $125 million in funding from angel investors and is currently paying out $1,000 per week in revenue

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Idea: Mycrojobs wants to make job hunting fun with games and prizes It’s a platform for recruiters to manage their hiring pipeline and for job seekers to find jobs

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Idea: An ML-driven job candidate ranking platform

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Idea: Software that helps large companies find new job applicants

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Idea: A startup for people to hire people for one-time jobs

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Idea: A tool to help recruiters source candidates and apply for jobs

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Idea: This startup is building a platform to help people who are looking for work, and encourage employers to post jobs and give them extra visibility

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Idea: Get Trained for Jobs You Don’t Want to Do

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Idea: A software company that helps job boards and applicant tracking systems manage the recruiting process

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Idea: An AI-driven tool for filtering resumes for tech and engineering jobs

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Idea: A startup that helps students and recent grads find and apply for jobs The target market is students who are pretty much guaranteed to get a job, but the startup’s ambitions are much larger

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Idea: The startup behind this idea is a marketplace for programmers to find jobs and businesses to find talented programmers

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Idea: A job-matching platform for companies and local economies in developing countries The company works with local governments and communities to create a better match between employers and job seekers

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Idea: A startup that wants to use machine learning to solve the problem of sifting through job applications to find the candidates who are likely to be a good fit for your company

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Idea: An online platform that helps companies post jobs in Africa and screen for the right candidates It was created by two brothers, one who had worked at Google, the other who had worked at Uber in Nigeria, where they were inspired to make it easier for companies to hire in Africa

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Idea: A job search app for college students and recent grads in the US It takes a gamified approach, with a focus on making the process of finding a job more fun

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A startup that helps job seekers apply to jobs and then have the job apply back to them

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Idea: A mobile app trying to solve the ‘rejection’ problem that young students face when applying for jobs and internships A person can apply for jobs via the app and be notified if they’re not qualified, but it’s aimed at helping young people get over the shame of being rejected

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Idea: A directory of jobs in the gig economy, from Uber and Lyft to dog walkers and freelance writers

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Idea: A tool for helping employees find a new job, providing a platform for employees to post their resume on and get matched with companies who are hiring It’s a marketplace

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Idea: Massively simplifying the process of finding a job in Saudi Arabia The startup wants to make it easier for employers to post jobs, look at resumes, and approve candidates

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Idea: A program that allows users to build a digital profile based on their social media posts, with the goal of helping them build a portfolio to get a job.

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Idea: An online marketplace for buying and selling 3D-printed objects. The startup aims to be a marketplace for a new generation of makers, with a platform to bring together designers, engineers, and 3D-printers. They currently have 500 open-ended jobs, and a $1k average order size.

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Idea: A startup that wants to help people find a better fit for their jobs. Using an algorithm, the startup wants to improve the hiring process for companies, while helping people find their ideal jobs.

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Idea: A professional network for the service industry, meant to help service professionals find jobs and work together.

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Idea: A startup that helps companies discover the talent they need. It’s the middleman that does the work of finding jobs that need to be filled.

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Idea: A startup that wants to re-create the “best part of the job interview”: the speed dating side of

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Idea: Pinksheet collects data from online job postings to help companies find and hire employees.

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Idea: An education platform for coding. With an estimated 1.5 million job openings in the next 5 years, the founders say they’ve got an opportunity to help provide the next generation of developers with

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Idea: A startup that helps people find jobs like running virtual meetings, as a virtual assistant, or technical writing.

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Idea: A way to get paid for doing a bunch of small jobs via text.

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Idea: A startup building a way to help renovators and other small business owners with the onerous process of bidding on jobs. The idea is to help automate the process of sending bids out to prospective clients.

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Idea: A startup that wants to take the hassle out of the job application process. It wants to make it easier for employers to screen candidates and make it easier for candidates to apply to jobs and track their progress.

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Idea: Focused on the US, this startup is building a platform to help YCs hire contractors for small jobs like painting, sewing, carpentry, or installation.

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Idea: A tool for posting job openings in the local classifieds section of local newspapers. The startup has been used for over 1,200 job postings and says it has a retention rate of over 90%.

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Idea: A platform that helps people discover, share and find a mentor or a group of people with common interests, which helps people find jobs.

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Idea: An AI-based recruiting tool. The startup wants to handle the entire resume screening process, reviewing resumes and suggesting candidates for a job.

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Idea: A startup that helps you hire someone from out-of-town for a local job that you’re willing to pay for their travel if they’re willing to do the job remotely.

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Idea: A startup for mechanics to get help with specific jobs. A mechanic can post an issue, and customers can bid to help.

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A software platform for helping HR departments with open jobs find the most qualified candidates. They’ve raised $2.2 million.

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Idea: A startup for businesses to post projects and invite freelancers to bid on them. The platform has a rating system designed to weed out fraud, and also offers a job board to connect with freelancers.

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Idea: A startup that helps companies reach out to job candidates with targeted content based on how they perform during an interview. The business model is similar to that of HireVue, which was acquired for $200 million by Glassdoor last year.

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A startup that finds the right tradespeople and helps them get to the right jobs in time.

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A startup that provides a service where people can pay to have someone help them prepare for a job interview over Skype (they can ask questions, have mock interviews, etc)

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Idea: A startup for local home services (eg plumbing, electrical, landscaping) The company is also building out a mobile platform called On-the-Job that it says will allow customers to book services directly from their phone and schedule appointments

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Idea: Two-factor authentication for banking. The founders say that banks are terrible at protecting their customers’ information, and that they can do a better job with two-factor authentication.

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A startup that aims to be the "Tinder for jobs" by connecting people with job openings to potential candidates

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A startup that helps people who are searching for a job to find the right job for them

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