By Frank Catalano
Cascadia Daily News 

Swipe right, get a job interview


Last updated 6/30/2022 at 9:48am

Hailey Hoffman, Cascadia Daily News

Sisters Meagan, left, and Karli Pickett stand outside Karli's Mount Vernon home where the pair meet with their cousin Josh when coordinating their startup, Jyst. The new application seeks to quickly match employers with job seekers.

An "anti-resume" app. When it comes to new tech startups that show up on national radar, the Whatcom and Skagit county region has often been a no-fly zone. Or perhaps it's just an area that's really good at stealth scaling.

Jyst, a new Mount Vernon-based company working to create a straightforward, app-based job marketplace for what it calls "foundational workers," clearly hopes it's the latter.

Jyst launched its beta early in 2022 with an Android and iOS app to solve a problem: the hiring needs of service industry companies. It uses a dating app-like approach to match restaurant, hospitality and retail employers with potential employees. Companies post jobs. Job seekers post profiles. If they swipe right on each other, they can connect directly to discuss job details.

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