NEW YORK, NY – May 17, 2018 – EY today announced that Isaac Oates, CEO and founder of Justworks, is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the New York region. This awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Isaac was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 12 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

“I am honored to be a finalist for EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award,” said Oates. “I am especially thankful for the hard work of the Justworks team, which is now over 300 employees strong, and their commitment to helping entrepreneurs and businesses grow with confidence across the country. This year has been incredibly exciting for us, so it’s wonderful to be recognized on behalf of the whole company.”

Founded in 2012, Justworks is building a world in which starting, running, and joining a growing business is an accessible option for all. The easy-to-use platform automates benefits, payroll, HR tools, and compliance support — changing the way growing businesses run. Justworks is a Certified Professional Employer Organization (CPEO) built for the modern workforce, with a simple UX and a curated suite of rich benefits that help companies attract and retain top talent. In March 2018, Justworks announced a $40 million Series D funding round, bringing total funding raised to $93 million.

Now in its 32nd year, EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 10, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in Monaco in June 2019.

About Justworks: Justworks takes the busyness out of growing a business and alleviates the unknown. Founded in 2012, Justworks combines a simple platform and exceptional 24/7 customer service with the power of a PEO, so all teams have more time to focus on what matters. Growing businesses get access to corporate-level benefits, seamless payroll, HR tools, and compliance support—all in one place. To learn more about visit www.justworks.com, follow us on Twitter @JustworksHR and Instagram @Justworks_HR.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®: Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world's most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries.