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Skills-matching platform Abodoo launches free trial for employers

7 May 2020

The Irish start-up has made its service free for employers for 30 days to support businesses impacted by Covid-19.

Abodoo, the Irish ‘smart working’ recruitment service, has today (7 May) launched a 30-day free trial of its skills-matching platform to help support workers and businesses impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Those seeking remote or flexible work can create a free skills profile that matches them to available opportunities and industries that are recruiting.

Abodoo was already free for jobseekers. Now, however, employers will be able to post new roles and connect with potential candidates for free throughout their 30-day trial, “with the aim of dramatically increasing the number of opportunities available to people on the platform,” the company said.

Vanessa Tierney, CEO and co-founder of Abodoo, said the company launched the 30-day free trial in response to “the devastating social and economic impact around the world” as a result of Covid-19.

“People are losing jobs and we’re seeing businesses trying to navigate remote working for the first time,” she said. “At Abodoo, we want to help people and play our part in this extremely difficult time, and that’s why we decided to make access to our talent-matching platform free during this critical period.

“We can help people find work to match their unique circumstances, and help businesses transform how they operate working from home, so they can continue to do what they do best.”

‘A new reality’

Founded in 2017, Abodoo has more than 25,000 remote and flexible-working members from 62 countries on its platform. Jobseekers using Abodoo have access to a database of 50,000 skills and, based on these skills, are “percentage matched” to roles from 150 registered employers.

“This crisis has changed the world of work, and we are all adapting to a new reality,” Tierney added. “We all face an uncertain economy and millions of people are wondering how they can continue to work, care for their loved ones, and support the household. We need to come together while staying apart, making the best use of the resources we have where they’re needed most.

“Our goal here is to support up to 1m people looking for sustainable, flexible, rewarding employment in these incredibly challenging circumstances. As a global community working together, we can begin building towards recovery.”

Lisa Ardill
By Lisa Ardill

Lisa Ardill joined Silicon Republic as senior careers reporter in July 2019. She has a BA in neuroscience and a master’s degree in science communication. She is also a semi-published poet and a big fan of doggos. Lisa briefly served as Careers Editor at Silicon Republic before leaving the company in June 2021.

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