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South Africa: Gumtree in Job Partnership
Source: By Staff Writer, ITWeb
Source Date: Thursday, October 09, 2014
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Citizen Engagement
Country: South Africa
Created: Oct 09, 2014

"They may lack communication skills, or numeracy and literacy skills, or simply aren't familiar with technology that can assist them with their job search. Harambee fills those gaps and we were interested in partnering with them to assist our community."

Gumtree has more than 60 000 jobs listed on the site at any given moment, as well as the opportunity for individuals to create their own job-seeker ad advertising their skills. Harambee offers a free opportunity for young people that have a matric, are unemployed and have been looking for work unsuccessfully for more than six months.

Harambee also provides free work readiness programmes that focus on preparing talented, unemployed young people get the skills to fit into their first job. Applicants have an opportunity to be placed at organisations in many different industries, including retail, hospitality, call centres and financial services.

"We work with young first time work-seekers that are locked out of the formal economy and do not have the social networks to break into work; they need a network to help them enter the job market," explains Maryana Iskander, Harambee CEO.

Individuals that are interested in the work opportunities that Harambee offers can get in touch by sending a please call me to 073 998 6324 or applying via Gumtree's job portal.


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