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“The portal to jobs swings wide open”: everjobs to expand job opportunities to smaller cities and towns across Sri Lanka

Mr. Félix Lienau, MD and Country Manager of everjobs Sri Lanka,
Mr. Venkat Iyengar, Head of Business Development everjobs Sri Lanka,
Mr. Gijs Verheijke, Regional CEO of everjobs Asia and,
Ms. Sara Marrón García, Regional Head of Marketing and PR at everjobsAsia

 Online
job recruitment in Sri Lanka is a hassle. Yet offline job recruitment is
expensive. This conundrum has long frustrated employers in Sri Lanka. The cost
of online recruitment is only about 10% of the cost of an offline option,
something many startups with shoestring budgets cannot afford.

One year
after commencing operations in Colombo, everjobs.lk, Sri Lanka’s fastest growing
job portal, has brought hope for a revolution in the online jobs market in Sri
Lanka.  With a database of over 35,000
registered job seekers, and over 2,500 employers, everjobs.lk connects the most
progressive companies in Sri Lanka with the most qualified people, offering a
hassle-free platform and cost effective services over the recruiting process.

Mr. Venkat Iyengar, Head of Business Development everjobs Sri Lanka
Mr. Venkat Iyengar, Head of Business Development everjobs Sri Lanka
“During the 2015/ 2016 period, the website attracted more than half a
million unique visitors and thereby established a strong presence in the online
jobs market in Sri Lanka. As the site traffic figures attest, everjobs has
become an integral part of the career management for thousands of job seekers
in Sri Lanka,” said everjobs Sri Lanka MD and Country Manager, Félix
Lienau.

“The
improved job market is fueling renewed optimism in the IT, banking, financial
services, apparel, education, telecommunication and healthcare sectors. The everjobs.lk career survey recorded that,
in July/August 2015, online recruitment hit an all-time high with a
quarter-on-quarter growth improving consistently. 2016 is expected to deliver
the returns of the various reforms proposed by the Government. And it is
heartening to see the robust growth of the startup ecosystem that’s urging
individuals to explore new business avenues. With a greater role for the
private sector job recruitment at hand, everjobs plans to expand job
opportunities to smaller cities and towns across Sri Lanka, in a bid to further
boost the medium and small scale sector,” he added.
everjobs also recently announced the
appointment of Gijs Verheijke as its Chief Executive Officer for the Asia
region. Verheijke will be in charge of leading day-to-day management decisions
as well as giving strategic guidance to drive the business growth in Sri Lanka,
Bangladesh, Myanmar and Cambodia.
“We are
active in some of the most interesting and emerging economies of the world. Our
main goal is not only to grow in those markets but to be able to really have an
impact on the countries’ development. By providing a simple and effective
online career portal we are changing the game for both employers and
professionals, making it far easier for them to find each other than before,”
said Gijs Verheijke.

About everjobs

everjobs is a job portal currently operating in Sri Lanka,
Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Senegal,
Tanzania and Uganda. Launched in 2015, everjobs aims to become the leading job
portal in fast growing markets finding the right match for both, employers and
candidates. The company is backed by Rocket Internet as well as the Asia
Pacific Internet Group (APACIG)

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