An online facility to promote employment opportunities for Malawians has been launched.
The website, Jobsinmalawi.net is an online recruiting tool to help jobseekers, especially the youth, to have access to, and employers will send vacancies or search for candidates.
Gift Chikola, Managing Consultant of the jobsite said the platform as will help save people the burden of going around looking for jobs and especially, employers the hassle of opening envelopes and shifting through applications letters.
“Today, with this medium tried, tested and proven to be true and more importantly indispensable, professional recruiters and employers alike rely on job sites as a primary source of professional talent both on a stand-alone basis and in some cases to complement traditional hiring methods,” Chikola told Nyasa Times.
He said Jobsinmalawi.net allows for immediate real time interaction and around the clock hiring/job search activity.
“Employers can advertise a job on our site and it can take as little as 5 minutes to send a job, with no limits to ad size, to start receiving CVs in response. The posting typically remains active for as long as 30 days and continues to receive applicant CVs as job seekers come across it.
“This is in comparison to traditional methods where a newspaper ad may appear a week later and only for a day, or a recruiter has to wait till month-end to reap the benefits of an ad in a monthly industry or geography-specific publication,” he said.
Chikola urged the unemployed to search for jobs at the site and employers to use the platform to advertise their employment opportunities.
“It is our hope that our government, organisations and companies in Malawi will embrace and support the Jobsinmalawi.net initiative,” said Chikola.
Malawi unemployment level has been rising mostly for the youth and school leavers. But government is implementing several job-creation initiatives.