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South Africa faces a daunting challenge: a staggering unemployment rate that disproportionately affects young people, hindering their prospects and perpetuating a cycle of poverty. Amidst this backdrop, JOBJACK, an impact-focused tech startup, has emerged as a beacon of hope, determined to transform the narrative of entry-level recruitment and empower individuals to break free from the shackles of joblessness.
Founded in 2018 by two passionate young South Africans, Christiaan van den Berg and Heine Bellingan, JOBJACK has witnessed remarkable growth, with nearly 2 million job seekers registering on its platform. This surge in popularity is a testament to the company’s unwavering commitment to addressing the twin challenges of access and affordability that plague traditional job search methods.
Tackling Access and Affordability Barriers
Job seekers in South Africa often grapple with significant hurdles, spending an average of R938 per month on job search activities, including CV printing and transportation costs. These expenses, coupled with the lack of access to relevant job opportunities and the inefficiency of traditional methods, create a formidable barrier to employment.
JOBJACK tackles these issues head-on by providing a free-to-use web-based platform specifically designed for entry-level job seekers. Users can seamlessly create CVs and apply for positions directly from their mobile phones, eliminating the need for printing and costly transportation. Additionally, JOBJACK offers data-free access for MTN and Vodacom network users, further enhancing affordability and accessibility.
Streamlining the Recruitment Process for Employers
JOBJACK’s impact extends beyond job seekers to employers as well. The company offers an automated recruitment platform that empowers businesses to streamline their hiring process, saving time and resources while ensuring a seamless experience for potential candidates. Employers can customise screening processes, conduct psychometric assessments, and manage communication directly through the platform.
A Visionary Partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, a renowned philanthropic organisation dedicated to youth empowerment, has recognised JOBJACK’s transformative potential. With a significant investment, the foundation aims to amplify JOBJACK’s impact, enabling the company to reach more job seekers and employers, bridging the gap between talent and opportunity.
A Beacon of Hope for South Africa’s Future
JOBJACK’s innovative approach to entry-level recruitment has garnered widespread acclaim, attracting the attention of prominent investors like NEXT176. Tramayne Monaghan, Chief Ventures Officer at NEXT176, aptly describes JOBJACK as a “disruptive business” that holds the power to “change lives.”
With its unwavering commitment to accessibility, affordability, and efficiency, JOBJACK stands poised to revolutionise the South African employment landscape, empowering individuals to secure meaningful employment and chart a path towards a brighter future. The company’s success serves as a testament to the power of technology to address societal challenges and create a more equitable world.