UniTaskr, an app that connects businesses with students looking for paid work opportunities, has expanded into the US market.
UniTaskr was originally established in September 2019 by co-founders Joseph Black and Oliver Jacobs as a way for students to generate additional income and gain work experience across different sectors.
Since its inception, the platform has provided the UK student economy in excess of £12.7 million in work and experience-building opportunities, boasting a user-base of nearly a quarter of a million members, growing by over 500 every day.
Following key updates geared towards the US market, including the integration of payment systems PayPal and Venmo, UniTaskr is now poised to replicate its success across the Atlantic, and offer an estimated 19.7m US students a new and convenient way to earn money.
“We have worked tirelessly to make UniTaskr the go-to platform for students looking for a better way to support themselves financially during their studies,” said Black. “We know how to launch and scale, and given the success we have enjoyed in the UK, we are well-primed to apply what we’ve learnt to the US market.”
Jacobs added: “Our focus has always been on building a community of students around our platform, and this is our primary goal in expanding into the US. We want to offer the same opportunities for flexible, remote work to the 70% of full-time college students who are currently working.
“The US presents a key market for us, and we are beyond excited to help even more students gain experience and earn money simultaneously, while creating a pool of untapped talent for US businesses to dive into.”
Headquartered in London with offices in Manchester, UniTaskr now employs a team of 22 individuals, and are looking to further expand their US operations with additional key hires in the US.