Google supports $70m funding round for job marketplace Glassdoor

The job network has now raised a total of around $160m worth of finance, with its transparent company-specific reviews and salary content platform attracting technology giant Google for its plans to expand.

Laela Sturdy, partner at Google Capital, said: “We’re extremely impressed with Glassdoor’s trajectory and the team behind it. With a $90 billion global recruiting and employment market, there’s enormous opportunity for growth.

“Glassdoor’s jobs database, advanced search tools and growing global audience are attracting both job seekers and employer advertisers. We’re excited to work with Glassdoor as they help companies increase the effectiveness of their recruiting — and help more and more people find great jobs.”

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Glassdoor’s disruptive model reaches more than 340,000 companies in 190 countries, also acting as a job search engine in addition to its career guidance service, boasting 27m registered members globally.

Meanwhile, Glassdoor for Employers allows businesses to tailor recruitment campaigns for job seekers to reach the right people, and clients include Facebook, Dell, Groupon, Twitter and Procter and Gamble.

Robert Hohman, CEO and co-founder of Glassdoor, Inc, said: “We’re incredibly excited to welcome Google Capital as an investor, and already see great value in the collaboration as we accelerate investments in strategic growth areas such as expanding Glassdoor’s global footprint.

“Our transparency is unrivalled, and we’re fundamentally changing how people search for jobs and companies recruit top talent. With our unique content and hyper-targeted recruiting tools, we help people find the jobs and companies they love and, in turn, connect employers with high quality candidates at a fraction of the cost of other recruiting channels.

The San Francisco-based business opened a London office in April 2014, which acts as its European base. The plan this year it to serve more non-English speaking markets across the continent and beyond  this year, having recently launched an website and apps in France.

In December, Glassdoor revealed the top places to work in the UK, with businesses on the list including Google and John Lewis.

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