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.