Dutch on-demand jobs platform expands to UK with London launch

YoungOnes, the Dutch on-demand jobs platform, has launched in London to “take the hassle out of temporary recruitment” by matching freelancers with companies across the capital at the touch of a button.

Through an intuitive app, YoungOnes pairs freelancers, who are predominantly students or young people aged between 18-25 looking to fit work around their studies or their own businesses, with companies that have last-minute gaps in their workforce.

Whether that’s due to sickness, customer demand, or increased sales, current commercial clients including Ikea, H&M, Decathlon, and Papa Johns rely on the YoungOnes platform to prevent staffing shortages.

This end-to-end approach has seen YoungOnes achieve record turnover in the past year. Active users in The Netherlands have grown threefold to 18,000 and freelancers on the app have clocked 1.8 million hours of work, an increase of 427 per cent since the start of 2021.

In total, more than 500,000 matches have now been made between clients and freelancers.

Founder Pim Graafmans said: “When we were looking into countries for our expansion, launching YoungOnes in the UK made the most sense.

“With the UK economy bouncing back following the pandemic and with a lot of people leaving the UK due to Brexit, YoungOnes is offering the young people of the UK a new way of working and help attract them into the jobs that are now underserviced.

“2021 was a year of incredible growth for our company and I have no doubt that we can replicate our success in the Netherlands over on British shores.”

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