Harris, a global vertical market software provider and acquirer, has joined the online recruitment space with the acquisition of Quebec-based employment website, Jobillico.
With over 3 million users in Canada, Jobillico supports a network of over 5,000 employers in recruiting top talent using a digital platform that is largely developed and maintained by its Québec City team. According to Serge Lavallée, President and Cofounder of Jobillico, the acquisition announcement is excellent news for the future of the organization: “Harris has shown a deep commitment to our customers, our employees, and our product. I am very confident that this acquisition will only drive the company forward.”
Jobillico is poised to take full advantage of the Harris philosophy to ensure the continuity, growth, and prosperity of its acquired businesses by providing them with strong support while empowering their autonomy. “I am very proud to welcome Jobillico into our group. This acquisition brings a pool of talented individuals to our organization and opens up a vast network of expertise and know-how to them. It is part of our vision to expand the range of our business solutions across multiple industries both in Quebec and Canada,” adds Sylvain Gauthier, Group President at Harris.
Quebec is Canada’s second biggest market in Canada after Ontario. I asked my friend Serge Boudreau who works I talent acquisition in Canada, and is also host of the Recruitment Flex podcast about the deal. He told me;
Jobllico has been very successful in Quebec but has struggled to make any inroads in other Canadian markets such as Ontario and Western market. I would say they’re very much a regional player in Canada. They’ve been able to make life difficult for Indeed and Talent.com in Quebec which is a very unique market in the Canadian landscape as all job ads need to be bilingual. They are basically non existent outside of that market.Serge Boudreau
About Jobillico Inc. (Jobillico)
Founded in 2010, Jobillico is made up of a team of over 70 human resources technology experts who are committed to helping companies find the best talents in the country. Jobillico is a fast-growing 100% Canadian bilingual company with extensive local expertise and representation in every province across Canada.
About N. Harris Computer Corporation (Harris)
Harris acquires software businesses, manages them using industry best practices, and builds them for the future. Through acquisitions, Harris has grown extensively from its roots in the utilities, local government, education, private and healthcare sectors to operate over 160 businesses globally across more than twenty industries. Harris is an operating group of Constellation Software Inc. (TSX: CSU), one of North America’s most active acquirers of software businesses.