France-based Gojob, a “Workforce-as-a-Service platform, announced on Friday, September 9, that it has secured €23M in a fresh funding round from Amundi, Banque des Territoires, and existing shareholders Breega Capital, KOIS, and Alter Equity.
With this capital, the French company says it will accelerate its R&D investments and the growth of the US and French markets. Gojob also plans to enhance its portfolio of services, particularly training and financial products for its 500,000 temporary workers to support them throughout their professional careers.
Pascal Lorne, founder and CEO of Gojob, says, “Recruitment is the major challenge of the moment and for the years to come. So we have to rethink our models! Gojob offers a personalised, simple and effective solution to give everyone a chance, starting with temporary staffing. After that, sourcing, matching, qualification, training, onboarding, contracting, and payroll. Technology at the service of performance and impact is everywhere with us.”
Gojob: What you need to know
Founded by Pascal Lorne in 2015, Gojob is on a mission to build a more inclusive labour market.
Powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), the company provides automated recruitment processes and digitalise administrative flows.
The company claims that more than 1,000 customers in the US and France leverage its technology to recruit better, faster, and at scale.
Under the process of becoming a B-Corp, Gojob now has more than 500,000 registered workers and places them with major international groups as well as SMBs in the Logistics, Distribution, and Manufacturing sectors.
Based out of Paris, Amundi is an asset management company with €2T of assets under management at the end of 2021. The company offers its 100 million clients – individuals, institutions, and businesses – a full range of savings and investment solutions in active and passive management, in traditional assets or real.
Laurence Laplane-Rigal, Impact Investing Director at Amundi, says, “Our Amundi Finance and Solidarity fund aims to invest in unlisted companies providing solutions to the main social and environmental challenges. We are very happy to support GoJob, which is part of one of our five investment themes: job creation and, in particular, the employability of a low-skilled public. We are fully in line with its values: an innovative company at the service of social impact, which allows people who are far from employment to have access to temporary assignments, as well as to appropriate training, thanks to the total digitisation of the sector.”
Banque des Territoires is one of the five businesses of Caisse des Dépôts. It offers tailor-made loan and investment advice, and financing solutions to meet the needs of local authorities, social housing organisations, local public companies, and legal professionals. It is aimed at all territories, from rural to metropolitan areas, to combat social inequalities and territorial fractures.
Christophe Genter, director of the social and territorial cohesion department at Banque des Territoires, says, “Since 2019, we have been supporting Gojob in its development and are delighted to renew our support by accompanying them towards this new change of scale. Thanks to the digital tool, Gojob offers “tailor-made” support to vulnerable people reintegrating into the labour market, and thus puts technology at the service of people: it is this alliance of technical performance and social impact that the Banque des Territoires seeks as an investor, in the service of more attractive and more inclusive territories, by supporting access to employment and training in the best conditions and throughout life.“