Founded in Melbourne, Australia in 1997, SEEK is a market leader in online employment marketplaces operating across Asia Pacific and Latin America. With the idea to make it easier and quicker for candidates and hirers to connect by moving print newspaper job ads online, www.seek.com.au was officially launched in 1998.


Since then, SEEK has evolved into a leading technology company, investing in artificial intelligence and technology to create innovative products which connect candidates with job opportunities and help hirers find candidates in the most efficient way possible.


From its origins in Australia, SEEK has expanded globally and now has a strong presence across the APAC region. SEEK Asia is a leading provider of online employment marketplaces operating in six countries throughout South-East Asia through the JobStreet and JobsDB brands. SEEK also has operations across New Zealand, Latin America and holds minority investments in China (Zhaopin) and Korea (JobKorea).


SEEK also operates a number of other businesses including SEEK Learning, which helps connect people with quality education opportunities, SEEK Business, where businesses and franchises can be sold, and SEEK Volunteer, Australia’s largest single source of volunteer opportunities.


Today SEEK is one of Australia’s Top 50* listed companies, employing more than 3,000 people across the globe. With a clear purpose of helping people live more fulfilling and productive working lives and helping organisations succeed, SEEK has exposure to 900 million people, 50 million candidate relationships and 300,000 hirer relationships.


In addition to its core operating businesses, SEEK has investments in a number of early stage businesses through its ownership interest in the SEEK Growth Fund. The Fund invests in the broader Human Capital Market across the three key themes of Online Education, HR Software as a Service (SaaS) and Contingent Labour.

*Based on Market Capitalisation as at 15 March 2022



SEEK was founded by brothers Paul and Andrew Bassat and Matthew Rockman, essentially as an online version of print employment classifieds. The website, www.seek.com.au, was launched in 1998, with  SEEK listed on the ASX in 2005. 

Our Purpose

Here at SEEK we pride ourselves on being a little different. 

We apply a set of principles to everything we do. These are specific to the way we do things here at SEEK and you might think of these as our secret recipe for success.


At SEEK, we’re committed to operating in a sustainable way and to taking climate action that’s focused on emissions reduction and carbon neutrality. That’s why we’re proud to have been certified carbon neutral for SEEK ANZ for FY21 under the Australian Government’s carbon neutral certification, Climate Active. Read more about our ongoing activity in our annual Sustainability Report.