Job&Talent embraces fair platform work in alignment with new EU directive

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Madrid, 20 December 2023 - In the evolving landscape of platform work, Job&Talent positions itself in alignment with the EU's recent directive on regulating platform work. The Council and European Parliament's tentative agreement highlights the imperative to enhance conditions for platform workers, emphasizing accurate employment classification and introducing regulations on algorithm systems. Job&Talent's mission harmoniously aligns with this directive, illustrating a commitment to contributing positively to the transformation of the platform work landscape. Through an innovative approach that blends cutting-edge technology with a human-centered focus, we aspire to play a part in fostering a work environment that reflects the evolving standards set by regulatory authorities.

As Job&Talent strives to be a leader in fair and transparent employment, it mirrors the aspirations outlined in the directive, setting a benchmark for responsible and progressive platform work practices. From a labor perspective, our platform diligently complies with the directive, with all workers having an employment statusā€”a crucial criterion outlined in the agreement. Notably, Job&Talent exclusively hires workers as employees with labor status, eschewing the use of contractors. This pioneering approach aligns seamlessly with the directive's proposal and underscores our commitment to ensuring universal employment status for workers.

Earlier this year, Job&Talent introduced features that tremendously increase visibility for workers, streamlining the hiring process for enhanced efficiency in the platform work sector (e.g. more precise job descriptions, videos, live-updating vacancies, etc.) and empowering them to make informed decisions. This proactive approach reflects Job&Talent's commitment to adopting fair and accountable practices, aligning with the principles outlined in the EU's directive on regulating platform work. Furthermore, Job&Talent reaffirms its commitment to responsible AI use, leveraging technology to improve worker experiences.Ā 

As negotiations between the European Parliament and the Council conclude, Job&Talent also reaffirms its commitment to platform workers, aiming to make flexible work reliable, enjoyable, and financially stable while fostering business efficiency and growth. Through back-to-back job opportunities and associated benefits, Job&Talent delivers significant value to businesses, reflecting a profound understanding of workers' needs.

ABOUT JOB&TALENT

Job&Talent is a world-leading marketplace for essential work, matching great people with great companies directly through its platform. Founded in 2009, Job&Talent is reshaping temporary work by tearing down the barriers to job searching and hiring through the power of technology. From easier and faster ways of getting hired, to providing stability and benefits, Job&Talent helps workers feel valued and respected in their roles, while supporting clients with efficient and flexible workforce management solutions. By putting simplicity and fairness at the core of its business model, Job&Talent placed more than 340,000 workers in over 2,500 companies in 2022 across a variety of industries including logistics and retail. Headquartered in Madrid, Job&Talent operates in 10 countries across Europe, the U.S. and Latin America and has raised approximately 850 million USD from investors such as Atomico, Kinnevik, and Softbank. For more information, please visit www.jobandtalent.com.

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