Connecting laid-off tech workers to companies that are hiring

What is Between Work?

Between Work is a free initiative to help tech & startup workers who’ve been affected by recent layoffs in Australia & New Zealand to find their next role faster.

Workers who have been affected can register their details here to be discretely and quickly connected with tech companies that are still hiring.

Companies that are hiring can sign up here to access the directory of laid-off talent.

Collectively, Earlywork’s and AfterWork’s network of tech operators are also here to support as both mentors for jobseekers and advisors for companies thinking of accelerating their hiring.

Why are we doing this?

Layoffs aren’t fun for anyone. We’ve personally met several amazing tech workers who have unfortunately lost their jobs - through no fault of their own - and know there are many more.

In reflecting on the stories in our communities, we realised there was an important role we could play in helping these folks find their next step.

We’ve created Between Work to be a landing pad for anyone who’s been affected, connecting them to their next launchpad.

It’s a tough time in the market, but there are lots of opportunities still out there. We wanted to ensure affected jobseekers knew where they were.

Let’s get ambitious talent into great roles again

For jobseekers

Get discreetly featured to employers who are actively hiring
I'm looking!

For hirers

Get access to a directory of ambitious tech talent affected by layoffs.
I'm hiring!

For mentors

Not hiring? Volunteer some time to help employees land their next role.
I want to mentor!

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100+ companies have signed up and they're hiring for 1,000+ roles
These are just some of the companies who have signed up to Between Work.
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About Us
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Earlywork is the home for thousands of young people creating the careers of tomorrow in tech, startups and social impact.

We’re building a community for the next generation of founders and operators to learn more about the world of tech, build meaningful careers, and meet similarly ambitious folks. You can join our community here.

AfterWork Ventures is a community-powered VC fund that invests in pre-seed and seed stage companies in Australia and New Zealand.

Our community contains over 100 operators from the region’s best tech companies - in pooling our diverse skills, knowledge, and networks, we are able to punch above our weight in the quality of our dealflow, the incisiveness of our due diligence, and the breadth of support we provide to our portfolio companies.

We are actively investing - get in touch here.