Creating a more equal world—one global hire at a time

Right now, the best jobs are limited to people in a handful of the world’s wealthiest cities. Yet brilliant people are everywhere. What if we could close this gap? This “what if” created Oyster.

Who we are

Oyster is a global employment company that builds a bridge between companies and the world’s top talent—so everyone, everywhere, has the chance to prosper.

Our mission

We’re driven to overturn the status quo and create a more equal world of work. We’re focused on building software and resources that enable companies everywhere to hire, pay, and care for talent anywhere.

Our vision

We believe distributing work opportunities can improve the health of people, communities, local economies, and the environment. Our vision is to spur a positive chain reaction around the world.

Key Impact Metrics

The demand for skilled work continues to increase. Our research indicates that 500 million-1 billion new knowledge worker jobs will surface by 2032.

Oyster’s expansion is focused on emerging markets. By the end of 2022, our target is to enable employment for 90% of this population.

Oyster is building a scalable platform that can serve millions. By 2027, our target is to place 1 million job seekers around the world in remote work roles.

Where there’s a mission, there’s a plan 

Everything we do should ladder up to our mission—and that doesn’t just mean building software. We’ve developed programs, participated in workshops, and created dedicated teams to ensure we successfully support companies and knowledge workers in this new world of work.

Oyster for Impact

We have a soft spot for other impact-driven companies. If you’re a certified nonprofit or B Corp, enroll in Oyster for Impact to unlock discounts for our platform, access educational resources, and more.

Oyster takes care of your global employment needs in 180+ countries—from hiring compliantly to providing localized benefits—so you can focus on building an all-star team to drive your mission forward.

Oyster for Impact

Oyster Impact Summit

To walk the walk, we had to talk the talk. So in 2021, we worked with a consultant to thoughtfully define our equation for impact. In this three-part workshop, we identified three desired outcomes. Together, they can drive the greatest impact on people, communities, and the environment.

  • A systems change: We need to change the way people think about global employment—and show that it’s easy and attainable.

  • Passionate companies: We need companies to be passionate about hiring in emerging markets and increasing diversity.

  • Empowered knowledge workers: We need knowledge workers to feel confident and capable of applying for these jobs.

Oyster Mission Delegates

Also known as the “Mission Squad,” this cross-functional team of Oyster employees is responsible for aligning existing work with Oyster’s mission and exploring new opportunities for innovative projects that are explicitly mission-driven.

Adding a “mission lens” to each team’s work ensures that we move our mission agenda and impact objectives forward. Now that’s what we call #SquadGoals.

How we connect the dots for Impact

We believe our mission can make a positive impact on multiple levels—improving individual health and financial wellbeing, reducing brain drain and accelerating development, and reducing carbon emissions, among others.

Want the full lowdown? This document unpacks our impact thesis using frameworks such as the Impact Management Project and Theory of Change, and references research to frame the impact we seek to create.

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Our core values

Our  core  values

Each of these principles is at the heart of what we do.

We elevate talent

Global employment distributes opportunities equally around the world. When everyone has access to the best jobs, anyone can realize their full potential.

We build trust

To build trust, we maintain an active flow of information and communication, follow through with our commitments, and provide unwavering support.

We thrive together

Our team is on a shared mission to make global employment accessible to everyone. We leverage our diverse perspectives and experiences to drive this goal forward.

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Everyone should have the best job in the world

Our mission is to create a more equal world by making it possible for companies everywhere to hire people anywhere.

We imagine a world where every person is empowered to pursue their passion. Where every company is capable of connecting with the world’s top talent. And where every corner of society has the potential to prosper. Every day, our team builds software, creates resources, and engages with our community to help make that world a reality for everyone, everywhere.

We’re breaking open a new world of work

Right now, the best jobs are limited to a few of the world’s wealthiest cities. We’re changing that by making it easier than ever for growing companies to hire brilliant people, wherever you find them.

What if no talent ever went to waste?

What if it didn’t matter if the person you wanted to hire, or the company you wanted to work for, was on the other side of the world? Imagine what people and companies could do, if they weren't limited by geographical location: a new world of smart, independent, high-performing teams working on stuff that matters.

That’s the world we’re creating. One full of distributed opportunity.

Distributed opportunity: more diversity, equality and prosperity

At Oyster, we believe a world with distributed opportunity is a better world for people, businesses and economies everywhere. Here’s why:

All brain, no drain

Forget handshakes and vague commitments: Oyster makes sure you get a proper contract and all the legal protection you’re entitled to in your country.

Spread the wealth

Oyster makes sure you get the same employee experience, wherever you’re dialing in from.

No one’s more sick of commuting than the planet

Zero-commute jobs mean less traveling, less congestion, and less impact on the planet.

Stable job, strong community

Oyster makes it easier for companies to offer the stability of full-time employment, with benefits to match. And because people don’t need to drop everything for work, their community gets a boost too.

Joy. Diversity. Impact.

We believe work should be a source of joy for everyone. And we believe that by distributing opportunity around the world, we can help build diverse teams around the world, and create positive social impact along the way.

The world’s waiting. Get hiring.

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