HR Technology Company Justworks Opens First Canadian Office in Toronto, Ontario to Accelerate Product Innovation
The newly formed team aims to take the impact of Justworks products and services to the next level
TORONTO, September 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Justworksthe New York-based HR technology company that provides American small businesses with access to benefits, payroll, HR tools and compliance assistance, today announced the opening of its first office canadian at Toronto, Ontario. The company plans to leverage the unique combination of high-quality technology talent, a thriving technology ecosystem and an entrepreneurial Toronto-area business community to hire and develop local product and service teams. engineering over the next year.
Justworks’ Canadian expansion builds on the mandate of Justworks Laboratories, a fast-paced and dynamic subsidiary of Justworks established in early 2021 and focused on developing new products for small businesses. Directed by Daniel Williams and Greg Burgonnew TorontoThe Justworks Labs team will work in parallel with the US office of Justworks Labs. Justworks as a whole employs over 1,000 people, including a much larger R&D organization focused on its core platform.
As they seek to establish Toronto As a hub for R&D, Williams and Burgoon see a great opportunity to leverage the city’s highly sought-after tech talent to fuel Justworks’ next phase of growth and innovation.
“Justworks has always taken a thoughtful approach to its product strategy,” said Williams, who will lead product management as group product manager for the Toronto Desk. “Our team will focus on expanding Justworks’ pipeline of viable opportunities with the same level of care. We want to focus on building deep functionality that can move the needle for small businesses when it comes to payroll,… benefits, HR and compliance.”
Williams joins Justworks from Instacart, where he worked on the enterprise side building white-label e-commerce solutions. Prior to Instacart, he was site manager and product manager for WorkMarket, a SaaS platform for finding, managing and paying freelancers, and in product management at Rakuten Kobo, an e-reading platform.
“It’s an incredibly exciting time to join Justworks as an engineer,” said Burgoon, who will lead engineering as Senior Director of Engineering for the Toronto Desk. “The team here at Toronto will be united – a great way to enter the field for one of the newest and most innovative teams at Justworks. If you’re passionate about software that solves real problems and helps entrepreneurs and small businesses grow with confidence, we’re hiring!”
Prior to Justworks, Burgoon was Site Manager and Director of Engineering for WorkMarket Toronto office, where he hired and built a 30-person R&D team renowned for its agility and delivery of high-quality software. Previously, he was Associate Director at Pivotal Labs, where he led teams to help clients improve their agile software development methodologies.
“Toronto has earned its name as the fastest growing tech talent market in North Americaattracting entrepreneurs and businesses from all over the world,” said Toronto Mayor John Tory. “I want to congratulate you and welcome you to Justworks for choosing Toronto as a foundation for the development of its product and engineering teams. Our local talent is key to taking companies like Justworks to the next level, giving them access to service a new market with a vibrant business ecosystem.”
Throughout the expansion process, Justworks worked closely with Toronto World Cup, a team of experienced advisors helping international businesses grow in the Toronto area. Justworks is actively recruiting founding software engineers at many levels in Toronto, Ontario. Visit the Justworks career page to learn more about open positions: www.justworks.com/careers.
Justworks is an HR technology company that provides small businesses with access to benefits, payroll, HR tools, and compliance assistance, all in one place. Justworks’ dynamic software, combined with a simple user experience, 24/7 expert support and a growing community, allows entrepreneurs and their businesses to grow with confidence. To learn more, visit justworks.comFollow us on twitter @Justworks and Instagram @Justworks_HR.