LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Workpop, the free and easy-to-use jobs marketplace and online community that encourages collaboration with peers and provides the service economy with the feedback, tools and data needed to search for the right job or hire the perfect candidate, today announced that Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has joined the board.
Workpop also officially launched in San Diego today, the second city where Workpop is available after launching in Los Angeles in 2014. Workpop will expand to Texas later this year.
Biz Stone, a prominent angel investor, philanthropist, co-founder of Twitter, Medium, Jelly, and a host of other tech companies, joined the board after his 2014 investment in Workpop. Stone now sits on the board alongside Workpop co-founders Chris Ovitz and Reed Shaffner, as well as Dan Scholnick of Trinity Ventures.
"Workpop is dramatically improving how people find and hire for jobs," said Stone. "Turning the traditional, 'help wanted' sign into a robust service for people to take control of the entire employment experience improves lives. It's an exciting space and it's extremely rewarding. I'm proud to be part of Workpop."
"Having Biz Stone on the board demonstrates how strongly the tech community feels about Workpop," said Chris Ovitz, Co-CEO. "His initial investment in the company is a testament to the work we are accomplishing, and his unmatched experience in the tech world makes this a logical next step. Biz's involvement will help us reach our goal to empower everyone to find a job they love."
"Expanding to San Diego is a natural fit for Workpop," said Reed Shaffner, Co-CEO. "After successfully launching in Los Angeles in 2014, expanding to another Southern California city offers a host of new possibilities. We expect to launch in even more cities throughout the year and we are thrilled about the prospect of connecting even more job seekers and employers throughout the country to streamline the search and hiring process."
Traditionally, service economy job seekers and employers do not have access to the search and hiring tools or HR capabilities available to larger corporations. That makes it difficult for job seekers to find work they love, or for employers to find, hire and retain quality employees. Workpop is committed to concentrating on the service workers that represent the nation's largest workforce and on the small businesses that make up 99% of American firms.
By empowering people to find fulfilling employment opportunities through an easy-to-use digital platform and customized analytics to help them learn, Workpop allows job seekers to improve and enhance their careers. In addition to smart application tools with features including resume and video cover letter generators, job seekers receive customized data and stats as they apply, notifying them on skills they may need, the types of applicants applying for the position and additional jobs to consider.
Workpop allows employers to find, hire and retain the employees they need to grow and strengthen their business. Through a simple and intuitive platform, Workpop offers employers a full HR suite, including a personalized dashboard, communication tools and customizable onboarding materials. Workpop's tools extend beyond the hiring process, staying with employers after they hire the perfect candidate to help manage schedules and organize payroll.
Workpop is also available on mobile for both Android and iOS devices.
Workpop is the free and easy-to-use jobs marketplace and community that encourages collaboration with peers and provides employers and job seekers in the service economy with the quality feedback, tools and data needed to search for the right job or hire the perfect candidate. Founded in 2014, Workpop is revolutionizing the job seeking process by creating a better employment experience for everyone in the service economy. Founded by former product developer Reed Shaffner and business developer Christopher Ovitz, Workpop is based in Los Angeles and is currently available throughout most of Southern California with more plans to expand throughout 2015.