Leading temporary and casual staffing platform, Sidekicker, has secured $20 million in funding from SEEK investments to be used toward platform upgrades and further expansion across Australia and New Zealand.

Since its launch in 2013, Sidekicker has provided work opportunities to over 40,000 casual workers at over 5,000 organisations across Australia and New Zealand, including Uber, AirBnB, Crown and AusPost.

Sidekicker co-founder and CEO, Thomas Amos said that continued growth is due to businesses switching from traditional hiring models and turning to platforms like Sidekicker.

“We’re pleased to have the backing of SEEK Investments. This funding round will allow us to continue to invest in expanding our current categories across Australia and New Zealand while delivering new capabilities to our platform that will benefit both our Sidekicks and customers,” he said.

“Our growth is evidence that we are addressing demand for both employees and workers, and this additional funding will continue to ensure we empower anyone choosing to participate in the casual and temporary employment market.”

SEEK Investments CEO, Andrew Bassat said, “We are pleased to be supporting Sidekicker in its next phase of growth. We are strong believers in Sidekicker’s strategy, innovative solution set, and are excited to support the team on their growth journey.”

Sidekicker’s technology has innovated casual and temporary labour-hire to bring efficiencies, transparency, choice and control to both workers and businesses. The Sidekicker platform provides Sidekicks with an easy way to access casual work as and when they choose.

For businesses, Sidekicker’s unique two-way rating and review system drives accountability and reliability of staff, while its transparent platform provides businesses the ability to choose their ideal workers.