WorkHere Raises $1.7 Million Seed Investment Led by VisionTech Angels

Press Releases

WorkHere Raises $1.7 Million Seed Investment Led by VisionTech Angels

Press Release

WorkHere Raises $1.7 Million Seed Investment Led by VisionTech Angels

Hyper local job search and mobile recruiting platform WorkHere will use proceeds to improve mobile and web app and further develop Indiana market.

Indianapolis, IN (March 4, 2016) – Mobile and web job search app developer WorkHere has announced the closure of a $1.7 million seed investment. The company plans to use the funds to improve the WorkHere mobile app and expand market share in Indiana. WorkHere’s seed round was led by Indianapolis based VisionTech Angels with participation by other angel investors located all over the United States.

According to Oscar Moralez, managing director of VisionTech Angels, “WorkHere has assembled impressive operating and advisory teams with deep experience and multiple successes in the career search space. VisionTech is pleased to support their efforts to apply the latest technologies and a unique business model to serve the previously overlooked need of pairing service industries with localized talent, thereby addressing both economic and social needs of our society.” VisionTech’s other investments include: Scale Computing, App Press, OrthoPediatrics, Diagnotes, FAST BioMedical, NXPharmaGen, Corvida Medical, Noxilizer, Sentio, and AirSign.

According to WorkHere CEO Howard Bates, “As wages go down, workers become increasingly sensitive to location and commute times. WorkHere uses the GPS built into most mobile devices and computers to allow workers to find jobs near home, school, or child care.” WorkHere shows workers nearby places they can work and local jobs posted online. Job seekers can follow places they are interested in and get notified when jobs are posted online.

For employers, WorkHere addresses finding new workers in a tight labor market. WorkHere lets job seekers connect with places they visit and quickly engage with hiring managers. According to CEO Bates, “Right now, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics says there are 1.54 candidates for every open job in the US. If you are an employer, getting more workers in the hiring pipeline is a huge challenge. WorkHere helps employers take advantage of high traffic locations and convert customers into candidates.”

WorkHere also helps employers address turnover by helping employers recruit more workers who live nearby. According to CEO Bates, “Location and commute times are major factors in why people decide to take or leave a job. WorkHere creates an always growing hyper local talent pipeline that can be tapped whenever a hire needs to be made.”

WorkHere is free for job seekers and is available in the App Store for Apple devices, on Google Play for Android Devices, and the web for computers.

###

About WorkHere

WorkHere is an Indianapolis, Indiana based mobile recruiting and job search app company. The Work Here mobile and web app helps people find jobs quickly at places they want to work, and helps employers build a hyper local talent pipeline that can be tapped any time a hire needs to be made. Work Here is free for workers.

More information is available at http://workhere.com.

About VisionTech Angels

Founded in 2008, VisionTech Angels is a privately held company focused on linking investors to high-potential early-stage companies. Headquartered in Indianapolis, one of the most vibrant innovation regions in the country, VisionTech Angels is where inventors, entrepreneurs, investors, universities, and strategic partners converge to share, develop, fund, and launch innovative technologies.

Learn more at www.VisionTech-Partners.com.

, , ,
Previous Post
2015 US Mobile Usage Stats for Recruiters
Next Post
Your Commute is More Expensive Than You Think

Related Posts

Indiana INTERNnet Taps WorkHere to Connect Students to Career Acceleration Internships

Indiana INTERNnet Taps WorkHere to Connect Students to Career-Accelerating Internships

Press Releases

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (February 21, 2019) – – College students are routinely advised to “get an internship” to gain valuable on-the-job experience in their field of study. For many young people who don’t have professional networks, have little work experience or have limited transportation options, that’s easier said than done. Finding the right opportunity in a location that’s convenient to home or campus can be hugely challenging.

Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.

Menu