15 August 2019
Moonlighting, a privately-held US-based mobile on-demand hiring platform and Kelly Services announced a new strategic partnership.
The collaboration provides Kelly access to independent talent communities by leveraging Moonlighting’s new Blockchain Profile Management System, due to launch in August 2019.
Moonlighting’s Blockchain Profile Management Solution will run on the EOSIO protocol (a blockchain protocol) and allow jobseekers to create trusted work profiles and transport them to other freelance and gig marketplaces.
Moonlighting’s on-demand hiring solution empowers people to earn extra money and hire talented professionals quickly creating a virtual marketplace for freelancers and small businesses to hire or be hired directly from mobile devices.
“With a blockchain supported platform, Moonlighting provides a full turnkey solution with a suite of tools to empower millions of independent workers and recruiters worldwide,” the company states.
According to Forbes, Moonlighting already has more than 750,000 people using its platform,
Moonlighting’s hiring solutions can be found in more than 150 news media sites including the Chicago Tribune, LA Times, the Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and USA TODAY.
John Healy, Vice President and Managing Director of Kelly’s Office of the Future of Work, commented, “This strategic partnership, initiated through the Kelly Innovation Fund, supports the application of blockchain in human capital environments. Mobile technology, self-service, and the platform economy are all priorities for the modern workforce, and with data privacy emerging with an ever-increasing focus, we expect blockchain technology to offer even greater opportunities for a more efficient and secure process in the upcoming years.”
Moonlighting has previously received investments from FinLab EOS VC Fund, a venture capital fund backed by FinLab AG and Block.one, one of the largest companies in blockchain and the publisher of the blockchain protocol EOSIO.
Paul Grotowski, COO of EOS VC (venture capital), also commented, “We’re excited to see the EOSIO protocol at work and in action for something meaningful like helping people find work.”
No financial details of the partnership were disclosed.