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YapJobs, an app which seeks to match jobseekers and employers in the hospitality sector in real-time, has raised £1 million (about $1.4 million) in funding.

Investors in the round included Ziad Tassabehji, who invested in an angel capacity, and various other private investors.

Shahzad Ali, CEO of YapJobs, spoke about the raise: “I grew up in the heat of a restaurant and know that the people employed are the lifeblood of the service industry, but I also know how the wrong environment can make it a very difficult place to work which has an impact on staff retention.

“That’s why I launched YapJobs, to help the best people find work quickly in the places that they really want to work. We want to use technology to help drive a real change in the industry, ensuring that people are also matched to company culture which will help promote a better working environment across the board,” he added.

Since launching in November last year, YapJobs claims to have already processed more than 50,000 applications across the sector, helping candidates find work with employers such as The Ivy and Costa Coffee. The company is based in London.

This post first appeared on Tech City News.

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