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Kirkland startup Jobaline has closed out its series A funding round, with an additional $2.8 million in funding from Madrona Venture Group; Seattle super angel Rudy Gadre and others. That brings total funding in the round to $4.3 million.

We featured Jobaline earlier this year in our Startup Spotlight feature, with CEO Luis Salazar saying at the time that they were trying to “bring an outdated, “classifieds ad”-orientated hiring process into the 21st Century.”

Jobaline is designed to help employers find well qualified hourly workers, and to date the company says it has processed more than 150,000 applications, leading it to boast that it is “the fastest growing marketplace for hourly jobs.” It operates in Seattle, Miami and San Francisco.

“Jobaline’s marketplace exponential growth due to an ads-free, bilingual, mobile and text based job applications demonstrate the market has changed dramatically, and recruitment efforts by the nation’s small and largest employers have to change with them,” said Salazar in a release. “By focusing on the job-seekers needs, including unique characteristics of this demographic, and optimizing for efficient matching of workers with jobs, we reduced the friction and inefficiencies related to the overall job placement process.”

More on the funding from Xconomy, which notes that Jobaline is aiming to open in Texas and New York this year.

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