Kirkland-based startup Jobaline saw a gap in the market: Where was the streamlined, mobile-capable job-finding tool exclusively for hourly wage workers?

Jobaline plays matchmaker between companies and those looking for hourly jobs. Its cloud-based recruiting program is both mobile and bilingual. Using any smartphone, tablet, or computer, hourly workers can find, apply for, and be matched with a job. It’s as simple as applying from your smartphone.

“Jobaline originated as a way to bridge the gap between hourly workers and employers through the use of technology,” said Miki Mullor, president and CTO. “We wanted to create an easier way to connect the hourly sector candidates with the companies looking to hire them.”

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New CEO Douglas Johnson. Photo courtesy Jobaline.

The company announced a new CEO this week, 15-year business vet Douglas Johnson. Previously, Johnson was the CEO of Accessline Communications and later the CEO of Telantix, which bought out Accessline.

“Jobaline is changing the game in how hourly workers find jobs,” Johnson said. “Employers will see us as the source of quality workers, and workers will see us as the destination to find jobs, improve their skills, and engage with employers.”

In addition to serving hourly workers, Jobaline benefits employers by offering performance-based recruitment. Employers pay for pre-screened candidates or per-hire. According to the company, employers have seen a reduction of 50 percent in time-to-hire and 60 percent in recruitment expenses.

Jobaline is thoroughly Eastside, with an office close to downtown Kirkland.

“We have an office dog named Teddy, intense foosball games, and plenty of humor. With our office located close to downtown Kirkland, it’s perfect for lunch by the water, walks to Starbucks, and checking out the nearby restaurants,” said Laura Irvine, marketing and PR for the company. “We know how to work hard while also having fun.”