Assured Labor

Assured Labor

The World Leader in Mobile Recruitment

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About Assured Labor

Assured Labor revolutionizes hiring in emerging markets. The service leverages the power of mobile phones and the Internet to rapidly connect employers with the best mid-to-low wage candidates in their area. Assured Labor's disruptive platform is optimized for the realities of the Emerging Markets where 3 of 4 Internet users access the web sporadically and nearly everyone has a cell phone. The company's Latin American brands, EmpleoListo & TrabalhoJá, are amongst the fastest growing recruitment services in Mexico and Brazil.
There are over 4.5 billion mobile subscriptions in the Emerging Markets but only 1.5 billion Internet users. Assured Labor seeks to equip over 3 billion people with a better means to find work. Founded at the MIT MediaLab, Assured Labor's management team includes: wireless, media, recruitment and startup veterans who are passionate about improving the way people find jobs.


How It Works

Assured Labor's technology flips the recruitment model. Our platform identifies and proactively reaches out to the best candidates through text-message so that they can apply instantly - providing better candidates, faster for less.


Employers seeking candidates simply input their job description into our website. Our service then identifies the best candidates within our database and proactively reaches out to them via text-message and email alerting them to the position. Additionally the position is posted on our Job Board. Assured Labor's system returns more high quality candidates than any alternative service for a lower price.


Candidates seeking work can register at any computer. Once registered candidates receive text-messages when a company posts a local position they are highly qualified for. The candidate can then apply by simply texting back or calling into a Voice Prescreening phone number.

According to eMarketer 66% to 80% of Internet users in Latin America access the web outside of their home and only sporadically. Assured Labor's ability to reach job seekers wherever they are at any time of the day stands as a huge advantage.


Assured Labor, Inc.

Assured Labor is privately funded Delaware C-Corporation headquartered in New York City. The company has offices in São Paulo and Mexico City.

Investors Include

  • Capital Indigo (Mexico)
  • Great Oaks Venture Capital (New York)
  • Kima Ventures (France)
  • Enzyme Venture Capital (Argentina)
  • Nexus Venture Partners (India)
  • Fabrice Grinda – CEO OLX
  • Jose Marin – IG Expansion Capital

For more information please email [email protected]

Management Team

David Reich
CEO & Founder

David Reich is the Founder and CEO of Assured Labor ( Assured Labor revolutionizes hiring in emerging markets by leveraging mobile phones to connect employers with the best mid-to-low wage candidates in their area.

Prior to founding Assured Labor, David worked as an Equity Research Analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein and at CreditSights, specializing in Wireless and Media convergence. While at Bernstein, David contributed to published research for the wireless equipment and media broadcasting teams Ranked #1 and #2 respectively by Institutional Investor Magazine. As employee #2 in CreditSights' Equity group he helped build out the team to 35 people over the course of two years. Before Wall Street, David worked as a strategy and technology consultant at Accenture. During his MBA David worked at Innosight Ventures, developing and incubating disruptive start-ups while based in India.

David has advised technology start-ups based in the United States, Brazil, India, Mexico, Nicaragua, Singapore and the United Kingdom. His work has been featured in publications including: TechCrunch, FastCompany, Forbes, VentureBeat, The Financial Times, El Universal and Valor Econômico. He is a frequent lecturer at MIT, Harvard, Boston University and McGill on the subject of social entrepreneurship. David received his MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Distribution Management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Joshua Chaitin-Pollak
Chief Technology Officer

Josh leads Assured Labor's technology team and platform across 3 continents. Prior to joining Assured Labor he was a Software Architect at Kiva Systems where he started as the 15th employee and helped the company grow to over 300 people. Kiva Systems was sold to Amazon for $775M after his departure in 2012. After building software for robots for the past seven years Josh is happy to refocus his energies on technology that will promote employment in the emerging markets.

Prior to Kiva Systems, Josh did computer vision research at Charles River Analytics, and developed photorealistic visualization software at Swatchbox Technologies (then called ei Software). Josh received his M. Engineering and B.S. in Computer Science from Cornell University.

Yadira Contreas
Operations Manager, Mexico

Yadira leads Assured Labor's Operations in Mexico under the brand EmpleoListo. Yadira brings broad experience in Sales, Business Development, Operations and Information Technology to the EmpleoListo team. She has excelled in both the private and public sector, large corporations and start-ups, honing in her Management and Human resources expertise at Tata Consultancy Services, Telmex , Instituto Federal Electoral, the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social and Grupo Acir.

Yadira received her MBA from the University of Bath in England where she was awarded one of five prestigious Santander-Abbey Scholarships for her academic and professional trajectory and her commitment to Mexico's development. Yadira holds a bachelor degree as Cybernetics and Computer Systems Engineer from the Universidad La Salle in Mexico City.

Angelina Clarke
Operations Director, Brazil

Angelina leads Assured Labors operations in Brazil under the brand name – TrabalhoJá. Prior to Assured Labor she worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Co. Sâo Paulo, focused in financial services (including payments and credit), operations transformation, and family-owned businesses.

Before McKinsey, Angelina worked with key academics and policy-makers from Harvard and MIT to tackle post-9/11 foreign policy problems. She earned an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, where she led the largest North American job fair focused on positions in Europe. For the past three years Angelina has actively advised multiple startup looking to enter the Brazilian market. She is passionate about business model innovation, technology, and Brazil.


Assured Labor launched it's local brand, EmpleoListo, in Mexico at the end of 2010. In less than 18 months had grown to become one of the largest job sites in Mexico.

EmpleoListo's young vibrant brand, simple User Experience, Mobile Centric functionality and focus on Sales, Administration & Operations positions has compelled that growth. The service is highly differentiated in Mexico and the most effective service in the country for recruiting candidates within our areas of specialization.

Visit EmpleoListo Website


Assured Labor launched its local brand, TrabalhoJá, in Brazil in mid-2012. TrabalhoJá is the first service and only service in Brazil optimized for mobility or focused on mid-to-low wage full-time jobs.

TrabalhoJá is also proud to be one of the few services in Brazil to offer its service free of charge to job seekers. In Brazil the many job sites charge job seekers up to $50 per month to apply to jobs. As you’d imagine this expense has kept the majority of mid-to-low wage job seekers out of the digital recruitment market. TrabalhoJá is opening the door to any job seeker. With over 100% mobile penetration Assured Labor stands poised to disrupt the red hot recruitment market in Brazil.

Visit TrabalhoJá Website


Assured Labor's technology platform is built for scale. The company has the ability to launch its service in new countries and languages within weeks of electing to enter a market. The company has also developed a playbook to successfully enter and ramp new markets rapidly.

If you would like to see Assured Labor's service in your country email us at [email protected]

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