California-based ZipRecruiter, one of the largest job search website in the U.S., has plans to double its Israeli operations by the end of 2017, the head of its research and development team in Israel has stated in an interview with The Times of Israel.
Avi Golan, the team’s general manager said that they are looking for good engineers who can provide more capacity to the company, because it’s growing very fast.
Currently ZipRecruiter employs 30 employees in Israel who whose task is to improve the website’s machine learning capabilities and managing its immense trove of user data.
ZipRecruiter Israel was set up a few years ago “to tap into the Israeli talent market,” Golan said. The group works “like a small startup within a big company,” he said, with creative ideas given the chance to be tested on a massive scale in order to move the entire organization forward.
ZipRecruiter uses algorithms to match job seekers with employers. Employers pay subscription fees while the service is free to searchers. It uses various tools to speed up the process, thus reducing the financial loss to unemployed persons and to shorthanded businesses, the company says.
About 6,000 new resumes are added to its database each day and an average of 9 million job postings are active at any given time. The company currently operates in the US, Canada and the UK.