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Malaga-based technology company Freepik plans to hire 100 more employees this year

Freepik specialises in the production and distribution of graphic resources.
Freepik specialises in the production and distribution of graphic resources. / SUR
  • The online business specialises in the production and distribution of graphic resources and started with just 10 people in 2010 and now boasts a workforce of 300

Freepik, the Malaga-based technology company that specialises in the production and distribution of graphic resources with one of the most extensive catalogues of images and vectors in the world, generated 136 jobs last year – despite the pandemic - representing an increase of 69 per cent of its workforce compared to 2019.

In total, it closed the 2020 financial year with 300 employees and 40 million users per month around the world that generated a total of 1.2 billion downloads of the more than 16 million graphic resources that the company offers.

The content and technology departments added the most professionals, although the finance and marketing areas have also been considerably strengthened.

“We are very proud to have grown at this rate even in such a difficult year. The human resources team has managed the incorporation of new staff in a very efficient way during lockdown and remote working," said Amine Saoudi, of Freepik - who has only been with the company four months.

“Our staff is the most valuable asset we have at Freepik Company as it is the engine of our activity. This year we plan to incorporate nearly 100 new professionals who will help bring our products to more users and continue to position ourselves as the most useful and used image bank in the world."

The company will be looking for content creators (such as graphic designers, art directors, photographers) and people with technology backgrounds such as web developers and programmers.

Freepik was founded in 2010 and started out with 10 people. Today it has more than 300 employees with 42 per cent of the team dedicated to the production of graphic content. The average age of the workforce is 31 years old with a 50-50 spilt of men and women employed.