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JobAndTalent reportedly near closing $45 million round

Spanish digital employment agency is will reportedly close a €40-45 million ($45-50 million U.S.) funding round in October 2019. Its most recent funding was €10 million ($11.7 million U.S.) from Associated Ventures Corp. in June 2018.

HeadHunter and Klops launch a new recruitment platform

The No.1 Russian recruitment vertical HeadHunter and the most popular portal in the Russian city Kaliningrad Klops launch a new jobs platform Klops.Rabota.

Persol’s Q1 profit drops 17.6%

Asia Pacific-focused recruitment business Persol Holdings Limited reported a 17.6% year-on-year decrease in its profit to Y5.4 billion ($51.6 million U.S.) for the first quarter ended June 30, 2019.

Save launched for interpreter jobs

AI job-matching app has been officially released to connect foreign tourists visiting Japan with interpreters. The number of registered interpreters has already exceeded 1,100.

Rikunabi launches data integration with SmartHr

Applicant tracking system HRTech – operated by leading Japanese career-change site – has entered into an application programming interface (API) cooperation with a cloud-based software company SmartHr to improve performance appraisal systems of employers.

HR start-up Personio tipped to achieve unicorn status

Munich-based HR and recruiting platform Personio is one of Europe’s most promising start-ups and could soon achieve unicorn status – a rare designation that is reserved for privately-held start-ups valued at $1 billion or more.

Save, Mercy Corps launch job site in Jordan

Middle Eastern jobs vertical and global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps teamed up to launch “Shagheel”, an online job platform for semi-skilled and skilled job opportunities in Jordan.

Persol Holdings invests in AI interview service, jobs database

Asia Pacific-focused recruitment business Persol Holdings Limited has announced investments in an AI interview service and a job database to improve connections between job-seekers and recruiters / companies.

MatchinGood integrates Harutaka

Tokyo-headquartered Zigexn Inc., which operates multiple auto, jobs and property sites, has integrated video interview platform Harutaka into its job-matching cloud system MatchinGood to let recruiters and companies conduct live interviews with job-seekers or evaluate pre-recorded visual portfolios.

Fiverr crushes its IPO

Israel-based freelance platform Fiverr has enjoyed an auspicious IPO, with its share prices climbing 90 percent during its first day of trading: from $21 to $39.90 per share.

LoveMondays to rename to GlassDoor in Brazil

LoveMondays, a Brazilian based jobs and employer-review site, will rename to GlassDoor, effectively on June 26, the company said on Thursday.

Lancers introduces HR tech service

Tokyo-based freelance jobs information firm Lancers Inc. has launched a recruitment management service that lets corporate customers procure freelancers, evaluate their performance and manage job requests.

Seek invests in online education businesses

Seek, the No. 1 job site in Australia, has spent about $142 million AUD ($100.2 million U.S.) to invest in two of the world’s leading online education businesses.

Indeed to hire 600 at EMEA HQ

Indeed, the leading recruitment site in the U.K., has announced plans to create 600 jobs in Dublin at its headquarters for its businesses in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The jobs will be created over the next five years across finance, marketing, sales, operations, client services, HR and business development.