Rocket Internet backs Everjobs’ Asia, Africa expansion plans

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Rocket Internet is supporting the expansion of online jobs portal Everjobs across Asia and Africa, following its successful launch in Myanmar.

Everjobs co-founder Ronald Schuurs said the company sees an immense opportunity to create a convenient job portal for fast growing economies in the two continents.

“Everjobs challenges the status quo in these countries for job seekers as well as employers,” Schuurs said. “We believe that every individual has a unique set of skills and personality. All it takes is the right match for them to flourish.”

Designed to simplify the job search and hiring process by connecting job seekers with employers in a matter of clicks, Everjobs offers helpful tools and features, such as a CV creation tool, easy site navigation, search filters, and career tips.

“Our mission is to enable millions of people to find the right job opportunities in each phase of their professional life,” Schuurs added.

In its first launch in Myanmar with work.com.mm, Everjobs rapidly became the number one in the country and triggered further expansion of the business model into other fast growing economies.

In Sri Lanka, Everjobs is launching its website everjobs.lk with more than 1,000 job listings. It is gearing to launch similar expansions in the region.

Backed by Rocket Internet, Everjobs is expected to benefit from the network of companies in the Asia Pacific Internet Group (APACIG) and the Africa Internet Group (AIG). The group manages a portfolio of 17 companies across 45 countries.

Studies showed Internet and mobile usage is growing rapidly in fast growing economies. For instance, smartphone penetration in the Asia Pacific region (excluding China and India) is expected to rise from 21 per cent in 2013 to 44 per cent in 2018. In Africa, mobile Internet usage is expected to grow by a factor of 20 in the next five years.

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Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

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Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.