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£1m in seed funding raised by Costa Coffee-approved hospitality recruitment app

New hospitality recruitment app YapJobs has announced it has secured £1m in funding

Employers already using the service include Costa Coffee and Bang & Olufsen is to use seed funding to further roll-out its service across London.  Funding came from angel investor Ziad Tassabehji, along with a number of other private investors.

With the focus on the hospitality and service sector, the London-based tech firm connects jobseekers in real-time contact with employers, alerting them as soon as a job vacancy comes available and, since its launch in November, claims to have processed over 50,000 applications with over 600 employers.

Chief Executive Officer, Shahzad Ali, said: “I grew up in the heat of a restaurant and know that the people employed are the lifeblood of the service industry. But I also know how the wrong environment can make it a very difficult place to work which has an impact on staff retention.

“That’s why I launched YapJobs, to help the best people find work quickly in the places that they really want to work. We want to use technology to help drive a real change in the industry, ensuring that people are also matched to company culture which will help promote a better working environment across the board.

“We don’t want people to be wage slaves. We want them to find the jobs that make them feel happy, empowered and fulfilled so they are more likely to stay and perform better in those roles.”

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