playful software

Playful Software


Refugee Employment Initiative
in partnership with NESsT


Playful Software transforms recruitment to foster inclusion for youth, refugees, and migrants

Playful Software is a Romania-based digital solutions agency with a mission to create a more inclusive and equitable recruitment journey to help youth, refugees and migrants to find quality jobs.

Founded in 2017, Playful Software brings a human-focused approach to talent acquisition and staff training. Its annual-subscription recruitment platform, Jobful, is designed to be integrated with corporate career sites and is currently used by B2B clients in diverse sectors, including Coca Cola HBC, ING Bank, Microsoft, and ERSTE Bank. Jobful currently has more than 40,000 registered users and 200 employer profiles. To enhance the employability of youth and refugees, Playful Software also develops games that actively improve communication and collaboration skills.

In March 2022, in partnership with the local foundation ‘Project Voyager’, Playful Software launched Jobs4ukr – the region’s largest employment platform for people affected by the war in Ukraine. Since its inception, 10,000 refugees have registered with the database to access verified job opportunities in Europe and abroad, and in globally remote positions. The platform also features an online resource centre with government support guides, details of free Romanian and English courses supported by the EBRD, and job matching and counseling services tailored specifically to the needs of displaced Ukrainians.