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Johnston Press partners with on-demand staffing platform weliketowork. com

Johnston Press has announced a partnership with on-demand staffing platform, through the publisher’s nationwide Jobstoday recruitment website.


It states that this new alliance is branded as Jobstoday Freelance, and is designed to create a freelance marketplace for talented UK professionals working remotely from home.


Johnston Press says the partnership will see its reach increase among the growing number of millennials choosing this new way of working, as well as widen its recruitment customer base to smaller companies looking to hire on an ‘as and when’ basis.  


The news comes following Johnston Press’ recent launch of We are Digital, a new initiative involving editorial staff designed to accelerate the growth of its brands online, and forms part of Johnston Press’ wider digital strategy for all its brands.


Joe Slavin, managing director of recruitment at Johnston Press, commented, “Partnering with a startup (sic) like is a great way for us to combine our expanding audience and award-winning local brands with cutting edge software solutions and emerging models in areas like employment. This offering works really well in tandem with our core Jobstoday platform to benefit our readership, as it means we can offer companies and jobseekers alike the widest range of opportunities, to suit the way they wish to work or hire.”


Jonny Dunning, CEO of, said, “We’re delighted to be working with Johnston Press and its network of trusted newspaper brands to bring our solution to a bigger audience with genuine local reach. This partnership also represents a great step in our mission to support small businesses in the UK, and give talented professionals like stay-at-home mums, dads and retirees the chance to re-join the workforce and earn money via flexible remote working. It’s great to see Johnston Press being so forward-thinking with this partnership, making new opportunities available to their growing audience.”


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