The job market is at its most volatile currently and there’s no guesses why that is, seeking to help address the issue is Huawei, who have partnered with other local prominent job portals. Recent findings from the National Treasury are disheartening with predictions of unemployment levels in our country potentially reaching 40%. However with economic activity gradually starting to pick up through the easing of lockdown regulations, the job market is starting to open up again.
This will then have a knock on effect for many individuals applying for job applications. In seeking to assist in that process is Huawei through their AppGallery. Together with its partners in the career portal space, they are bringing the job market straight to consumers’ hands through various app platforms. Seeking to empower unemployed individuals and job seekers, Mzansi’s major career portals – Job Mail, Career Junction and Pnet are aiming to help individuals find what they’re looking for.
“Everybody can use a little encouragement now and then. In partnering up with Huawei, Job Mail is able to assist the jobseeker in getting their CVs into the hands of recruiters and employers by simply registering their CVs or updating their profiles,” says Francois Labuschagne, Head of Growth Hacking at Job Mail. “With the unemployment rate now standing at 30.1%, connecting jobseekers with employers and recruiters is more important than ever before,” adds Labuschagne.
According to CareerJunction, unsurprisingly, there has been a noticeable dip in recruitment at the start of lockdown, something that is improving since entering lockdown level 3 and there is now a growing demand once again.
“We decided to partner with Huawei because Huawei AppGallery is the third largest app distribution platform in the world with a wide reach to Huawei consumers in South Africa of about 6 million devices. It therefore makes business sense to have our aps integrated onto the HMS ecosystem in order to reach a growing SA market of users,” says Marcus Grove, Marketing and Communications Manager at CareerJunction.
It’s also worth noting that Huawei has numerous job portal apps, and handy tools such as CV writing and scanner apps all of which are available on the HMS ecosystem. It’s great to see companies such as Huawei making efforts to assist in something as critical as this. No doubt we need more initiatives and partnerships such as these aimed at job creation.