Online job portal Everjobs starts operations in Senegal

12 JUNE 2015, SENEGAL
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Everjobs (https://www.everjobs.sn), Senegal’s new online job portal, recently started its operations in Dakar. During a press conference, Co-founder and Managing Director for Africa Eric Lauer introduced the company officially to the public. Everjobs’ mission is to simplify the job search and hiring process by connecting job seekers with employers in a matter of clicks.

Senegal, 11 June 2015 - Everjobs (https://www.everjobs.sn), Senegal’s new online job portal, recently started its operations in Dakar. During a press conference, Co-founder and Managing Director for Africa Eric Lauer introduced the company officially to the public. Everjobs’ mission is to simplify the job search and hiring process by connecting job seekers with employers in a matter of clicks.

Everjobs will support Senegal’s ambitious plan to establish itself as an emerging country by 2035. The initiative, known as ‘Plan Senegal Emergent’, places promoting youth employment at the top of its agenda. Eric Lauer, Co-founder and Managing Director at Everjobs Africa said, “Heads of HR are concerned that a lack of basic CV writing knowledge and poor interview preparation resources have contributed to a fall in employability among its youth. Furthermore, a widespread risk of counterfeit CV’s has affected HR trust in applicants. Many of them are actually currently trying to repatriate some of Senegal’s best talent who have worked and studied abroad.”

Everjobs aims to pave the way for Senegalese to create a distinct career path for themselves by focusing on their core skills, expertise and interests, providing job seekers with the opportunity to explore potential paths that suit them, rather than hastily apply to every job available. What sets Everjobs’ apart from traditional job portals is its expert Job Journal, which provides a body of knowledge designed to motivate, inspire and advise jobseekers at every stage of their career.

Recruiting managers are finding it difficult to hire those with technical expertise immediately as there are time lags in the recruitment process, particularly in the construction industry. In this industry, heads of HR are looking for graduates with state-certified diplomas and strong proven skills, so it’s therefore important for candidates to gain experience in a large firm that provides high-quality training. Conversely, Everjobs addresses the need to focus on certain industries with high turnover rates such as hospitality or banks.

“We aim to facilitate the growing market in Senegal by tackling these challenges head-on as it will save both employers and job seekers a lot of time. Our mission is to promote transparency in the labour market.” adds Eric Lauer.

About Everjobs

Everjobs is a job portal currently operating in Cameroon and the Ivory Coast. Launched in March 2015 and led by co-founder Ronald Schuurs (Global) and Eric Lauer (Africa), Everjobs aims to become the leading job portal in fast growing economies by finding the right match for both, employers and candidates. The company is backed by the Africa Internet Group (AIG).

About AIG

Africa Internet Group, the leading internet platform in Africa, promotes sustainable online growth that benefits both businesses and consumers. Firmly rooted in Africa’s startup ecosystem, the group provides easy-to-use services and smart solutions across the African internet sector. AIG is invested in furthering regional entrepreneurship and innovation through a passion for Africa, its culture and its people. AIG is the parent group of ten successful and fast-growing companies in more than 30 African countries. Its network of companies includes Carmudi, Easy Taxi, Everjobs, hellofood, Jovago, Jumia, Kaymu, Lamudi, Vendito and Zando.

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