Jobjack, an online medium made accessible to job seekers for entry Level Jobs announced on Wednesday the 8th of November, its procurement of $2.5 million in a pre-series A funding.
The round was led by NEXT176 and saw participation from Michael & Susan alongside Dell Foundation.
The programme Manager for youth employment, Micheal & Susan Dell foundation, Ona Meyer said “this partnership will allow JOBJACK to further scale its current response plan. Streamlining the recruitment process and increasing access and affordability for job seekers”.
The company seeks to utilize this capital from the funding to establish a new era for the employment sector by expanding its network. Thanks to investors and the company’s team, Jobjack is bent on reshaping the terrain of job entry in South Africa.
About the company
Jobjack was launched in 2018, in South Africa by Christiaan Van den Berg and Heine Bellingan. Since then, almost 2 million job seekers have been registered and an increase of 2,000 daily has been recorded.
Christiaan Van den Berg, CEO of Jobjack revealed that the funds secured would enable the company to bring in more employers and make easy processes in hiring job seekers. This development makes it more accessible and affordable to prospects.
The app serves as a valuable tool for job seekers as it creates a professional Curriculum Vitae. The app operates data free for both MTN and VODACOM network users.
Nigerians seeking job opportunities, can also leverage on the app to secure standard CV.
Nigerians holding work permits now have the opportunity to apply for jobs in South Africa. The recently introduced Trusted Employer Scheme, launched in October, has streamlined and simplified the job application process.
Berg also said Jobjack looks forward to a South Africa with diverse employment opportunities for a more developed nation.
Jobjack is seen as a leverage for social change.