Global recruitment network Hired has chosen to base its regional headquarters in Melbourne, which will create 20 new jobs over the next two years.
With Victoria producing more tech graduates than anywhere else in Australia, Hired's move is seen as a major win for Victoria's booming tech sector.
Hired has built a marketplace where candidates control their job search, allowing them upfront transparency around salary and equity as well as being able to field offers from companies looking to hire.
The platform also enables employers to connect with candidates in their field, both in Australia and abroad.
Hired will first focus on helping candidates find roles in technical fields including software engineering, data science and product management – with sales and marketing to follow.
Since launching in San Francisco in 2012, Hired has grown to more than 200 employees worldwide, with offices now in the US, UK, France, Canada and Singapore.
With more than 17,500 candidates and 550 companies – including Uber and Canva – already signed up to join the Hired network in Australia, it will be the company's fastest-growing international market.