One of the biggest challenges facing South Africa is to reduce its staggering 25.20% unemployment rate. A problem faced by many of those looking for employment is that they don’t have access to the internet but they do have access to Facebook and Twitter through their mobile cell phones. Some of the unemployed are looking for learnerships and jobs with no experience, so by bringing to attention employment required we hope to help reduce the unemployment rate.
JobsTown.co.za is a local job portal in South Africa that aims to help business owners and recruiters to get access to the provinces unemployed skilled and unskilled workers through its website and social media platforms. By concentrating the websites efforts on social media, JobsTown.co.za aims to help its users by sharing content from its website onto the various social media platforms. Then if the interested party wishes to apply they can then find the time to get access to a computer so they can then send their application through.
The portal offers a free service to employers and recruiters who can then post their vacancies free of charge and have the applicants send their CV’s directly to their email account. Job seekers also have the opportunity to create a profile and submit a CV both electronically and as an attachment.
This increases the job seekers chances of being employed as some recruiters prefer to browse through CV’s online rather than bring to the attention of the public the name of the client who is hiring. Registered users have a great opportunity to register for job alerts.
The new website will also focus its content on education, skills and career advice. Although in its infancy any providers who wish to share content can do so by emailing the editor for guidelines or by contacting the editor through its Facebook Fan Page. JobTown.co.za will help educate the youth on advice for job seekers and collect information from recruiters on what seekers could be doing to improve their chances of being employed. Often job seekers find that they apply in vain for work and never hear anything back on the progress of their applications.
JobsTown.co.za would also like to concentrate some of there efforts on learnerships and jobs with no experience required. We feel that this is one way to reduce the unemployment rate in South Africa. Through the introduction of the portal we wish to address these issues along with any others raised by the unemployed in South Africa.
Visit www.jobstown.co.za today to create an account!