Peer-to-peer employment marketplace bitJob, which specializes in connecting students and businesses, announced on Tuesday a new partnership with the Blockchain projects division of the Dutch government. The news comes after a successful USD 2.7 million fundraiser by the company in late 2017.
In addition to providing a decentralized job marketplace and payment system, bitJob seeks to address the needs of a rapidly-changing job market, says the announcement. Many students graduate from university with little or no practical skills in their area of study. The company aims to match students' availability and service offering to a customized job category, taking into account their past experience and professional abilities.
Completed jobs will be recorded on the bitJob blockchain, making users' skillsets and capabilities more accessible and reliable for employers, who currently depend on information from Linkedin or CVs that can contain misleading information or overstate key accomplishments or proficiencies, says the company.
The bitJob platform will also allow businesses to offer student loans and other financial aid to promising users.
Co-Founder and CEO of bitJob, Dror Medalion, said, in a statement: “The employment market is moving towards online jobs without the need for physical access to offices or factories. We love to call this era the Industrial Revolution 2.0. Working with the Dutch government organization that is in charge of the Blockchain project will help us deploy our pilot project in Holland, enabling students to find employment and transact with small/big businesses across the nation.”
To learn more about bitJob, visit https://bitjob.io/.