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Jobbatical raises $4 million to help techies and creatives find jobs around the world

Technical and creative workers often move to places such as New York, London, and Silicon Valley for jobs, often leading to significant competition for positions while another city may go begging in the exact same areas of expertise. And this is why one company, Jobbatical, is setting out to help redistribute talent surplus to areas where there is talent shortage.

Founded out of Tallinn, Estonia, in 2014, Jobbatical is a recruitment platform that wants to help software engineers, creatives, and marketeers find jobs around the world. And in its mission to achieve this, it has just closed a $4 million series A round of funding led by Japan-based Mistletoe Ventures, with participation from Union Square Ventures (U.S.), AirTree Ventures (Australia), and Tera Ventures (Estonia), VentureBeat writes.

“There is a noticeable gap in the disbursement of talent, leading to talent surplus in these areas and talent shortage in many other cities around the world,” the company said to VentureBeat. “Jobbatical is helping cities like Lisbon, Tokyo, and Tallinn build their own innovation hubs by removing geographical bias from hiring decisions and giving talent access to positions in these areas.”

Jobbatical helps to surface available jobs in places like Lisbon, Eindhoven, Barcelona, Budapest, and elsewhere, with a view toward teasing job-hunters away from the usual haunts. Jobbatical is also closely cooperating with Estonia’s talent attraction program Work in Estonia.

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