Company history

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Company history


In 2000, a group of friends gathered in a small apartment in Warsaw came up with an idea of using the power of the Internet to search for jobs. This concept was inspired by British job market guides and career websites. As the Polish Internet was in the nascent stage of its development, the task was rather difficult. In the beginning, the website was just a side project for a traditional paper magazine titled Pracodawcy (Employers), as Polish companies needed time to trust online recruitment. Presently, every month is visited by millions of Poles, and Grupa Pracuj hires more than 800 persons in Poland and Ukraine.

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  • April 2000

    Launching of the first version of the website.

  • March 2001

    eKatalyst fund invests in the company.

  • April 2002 takes over; the company organizes the first Virtual Job Fair at

  • November 2003

    The company is included among the most rapidly developing IT enterprises in Central & Eastern Europe in the FAST 50 competition organised by Deloitte.

  • January 2006

    Grupa Pracuj gains a new shareholder: American investment fund called Tiger Global.

  • October 2006

    The company acquires the largest recruitment website in Ukraine -

  • April 2008

    Grupa Pracuj gains its first title of the “Best Employer” awarded by employees in the competition organised by AoN Hewitt. Since then, the Group has won this award 4 times.

  • June 2009

    The company starts offering tools according to the SaaS (“Software as a Service”) model, introducing a genuine and user-friendly online recruitment system called eRecruiter.

  • September 2009 arranges the first industry conference of the “HR Challenges” series; currently, conferences are organized 7 times a year in 7 cities across Poland.

  • March 2011

    The number of valid vacancies published on the website exceeds 20,000 for the first time.

  • December 2012 is the only job portal in Poland to be mentioned among the “Most Valuable Polish Brands”.

  • January 2013

    Grupa Pracuj ranks 4th in the “Diamenty Forbesa 2013” (Forbes’ Diamonds) ranking of companies most rapidly gaining value.

  • June 2013

    e– eRecruiter is the most frequently chosen online recruitment system in Poland. Moreover, the brand initiates the “Friendly Recruitment Coalition” promoting good practices of the candidate sourcing process.

  • January 2014

    The first client uses the emplo platform.

  • October 2014

    Grupa Pracuj has been ranked 2nd amongst the Polish companies and 5th out of CEE organizations, in the category “Big Five”, by Deloitte Technology Fast 50 CE 2014.

  • July 2016

    Grupa Pracuj appoints the Scholarship Fund, providing money for scholarships addressed to freshman students of IT and high-tech related faculties.

  • June 2017

    A US based TCV fund- supporting advanced technology moguls, such as Facebook, Netflix, Spotify – acquires the minority stake in Grupa Pracuj. This has been the first TCV investment into the Polish organization.

  • October 2017

    Grupa Pracuj joins the group of 100 largest private business in Poland.

  • February 2018

    Pracuj Group invests in Coders Lab, Poland’s largest programming school, which is transformed into an IT school as a result of the investment.

  • March 018

    The first JOBICON Job Festival, organised by the team. The Festival remains a cyclical event organised twice a year in Krakow, Warsaw, and Wroclaw as well as online.

  • December 2018

    It is ninth time the company is awarded the AON Best Employers award in the large companies’ category. It is the best result in the history of the competition.

  • May 2019

    Pracuj Ventures, a fund established by the Pracuj Group and some of its shareholders, is launched in the market. It is the first corporate innovation fund in Poland and one of the first in the CEE region, which focuses on investing in start-ups involved in technologies supporting HR and learning & development.