Everjobs officially launches career portal in Ethiopia

22 SEPTEMBER 2015, ETHIOPIA
Summary
Everjobs (https://www.everjobs.com.et/), Africa’s newestonline career portal, recently started its operations in Ethiopia. The company’s mission is to simplify the job search and hiring process by connecting professionals with employers in a matter of clicks, acting as a key driving force in redirecting Ethiopia’s best talent to international companies as well as small local enterprises (SME’s).

Ethiopia, 22 September 2015 - Everjobs (http://www.everjobs.com.et/), Africa’s newestonline career portal, recently started its operations in Ethiopia. The company’s mission is to simplify the job search and hiring process by connecting professionals with employers in a matter of clicks, acting as a key driving force in redirecting Ethiopia’s best talent to international companies as well as small local enterprises (SME’s).

At a press conference in Addis Ababa to officially introduce the company to the public, Eric Lauer, Co-founder and Managing Director at Everjobs Africa, said, “Overall in Ethiopia we are seeing a growing number of opportunities in the areas of Engineering, Manufacturing, Services, NGOs and in the public sector. Even though agriculture remains the highest employer of labour in the country, we are seeing a growing number of opportunities in the services sector with the sector contributing about 40% to GDP”.

“Everjobs is here to help create the perfect match between professionals and employers,” said Eric Lauer. The site reduces delays in hiring, creates transparency and is available to anyone. Everjobs also ambitions to covers many cities in Ethiopia, as although the economy is very centralized, with most opportunities in Addis Ababa, there are some positions in Bahir Dar, Dire Dawa, Nazret, Debrezeit, Hawassa and Mekelle.

There are currently more than 300 career opportunities from about a hundred employers on the Everjobs platform. “When we spoke to Heads of HR they consistently told us the same thing - that the enormous numbers of paper-based CVs they receive everyday are becoming problematic” adds Eric Lauer. These Heads of HR also highlighted the risk of counterfeit CVs and the importance of having a service like Everjobs to check the authenticity of applicants.

About Everjobs

Everjobs is a career portal currently operating in Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda. Launched in March 2015 and led by co-founders Ronald Schuurs (Global) and Eric Lauer (Africa), Everjobs aims to become the leading career 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 Africa Internet Group

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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