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ZenSourcer raises $9 million for candidate recruitment platform, rebrands as Gem


By Kyle Wiggers

You’d think technology would make finding the right job candidates easier than before, and it has to a degree. According to a report published by Clutch, 58 percent of hires say their last job search lasted two months or less. But things don’t always go that smoothly. According to CareerBuilder, close to half of all hiring managers it recently surveyed weren’t able to fill roles due to “a lack of qualified talent,” and roughly three-quarters (72.8 percent) said they struggled to find “relevant” matches.

Gem’s hoping to reverse this trend with an end-to-end, cloud-hosted recruiting platform it believes is well-positioned for growth. The San Francisco startup formerly known as ZenSourcer today announced that it has raised $9 million in a series A funding round led by Accel, bringing its total venture capital raised to $11 million, according to Crunchbase.

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