Glassdoor, the Mill Valley, Calif., jobs and career marketplace, has added $70 million in funding to its coffers, perhaps yet another sign of optimism about the economy and hiring scene as 2015 kicks off.
The latest Department of Labor numbers show that 2.7 million jobs had been added in the United States through November, making it the strongest hiring year in the U.S. in more than a decade.
Glassdoor provides a gathering place for employees to share information about their work environments and for job seekers to find out what they might be getting into. Glassdoor frequently shares fun facts based on the data and anecdotes it collects, including that Google employees say their company is the best big one to work for.
Glassdoor, which launched in 2008, now has raised about $160 million in funding. Investors this time around in include Google Capital, Tiger Global, Battery Ventures and Sutter Hill Ventures.
The jobs site has more than 27 million registered members, and is looking to add to its 350-person workforce to boot. Among other things, Glassdoor is expanding into non-English sites.
Glassdoor isn't alone among jobs-related startups catching investors' eyes. Gild, which helps companies diversify their tech staffs, received $13.5 million in funding last year.