Everjobs officially launches career portal in Tanzania

15 SEPTEMBER 2015, DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA
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Everjobs (https://www.everjobs.co.tz), Tanzania’s newest online career portal, recently started its operations in Tanzania. During a press conference, Co-founder and Managing Director for Africa Eric Lauer introduced the company officially to the public.

Tanzania, 15 September 2015 - Everjobs (https://www.everjobs.co.tz/), Tanzania’s newest online career portal, recently started its operations in Tanzania. During a press conference, Co-founder and Managing Director for Africa Eric Lauer introduced the company officially to the public.

“Everjobs is here to help with employability, which is the main issue highlighted by all the key figures in the labor market” said Eric Lauer. A survey conducted by the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) in 2014 found that over 61% of youth in Tanzania lack employability skills, technical know-how and basic work-related capabilities. In the same year, the World Bank reported that only about 12% of the Tanzanian labor force is mid- and high- skilled. Meanwhile each year it is projected that 800,000 job seekers are entering the labor force.

Everjobs’ mission is to simplify the job search and hiring process by connecting job seekers with employers in a matter of clicks, acting as a key driving force in redirecting Tanzania’s best talent to international companies as well as small local enterprises (SME’s).

Eric Lauer, Co-founder and Managing Director at Everjobs Africa, said, “Everjobs aims to help promote employability in Tanzania. All applicants will have their CV reviewed by Everjobs to make sure they have the best chances of catching the attention of a recruiter.”

There are currently about 400 career opportunities from about 80 employers on the Everjobs platform. “Overall in Tanzania we are seeing a growing number of opportunities in the areas of Telecommunication Services, Financial Services, Construction and NGOs,” adds Eric Lauer. Although the economy is very centralized, with most opportunities in Dar Es Salam, there are some positions in Mwanza, Arusha, Mbeya, Dodoma and Zanzibar.

About Everjobs

Everjobs is a job portal currently operating in Cameroon, Senegal and Ivory Coast. Launched in March 2015 and led by co-founders 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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