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The state of employment in the unpredictable and uncertain time of Covid-19 has a bleak outlook with the National Treasury predicting that unemployment in South Africa may reach 40%.  However as economic activity in South Africa gradually starts to pick up with the easing of lockdown regulations, the job market is starting to open up again. The number of job applications is expected to rise during this time, job market experts say.

At present, trending jobs in the current climate include nursing/professional care giving, executive management/director and data analysis/data warehousing. Despite the state of affairs, employment opportunities do exist but having the right information and tools to go about a job hunt, is key to seizing such opportunities. With mobile apps so well integrated into our daily activities, they are a great way to keep abreast of the job market.

As such, HUAWEI AppGallery and their partners, in the career portal space are bringing the job market straight to consumers’ hands through their various app platforms. In a bid to empower unemployed people and job seekers, South Africa’s major career portals – Job Mail, Career Junction and Pnet – aim to help all people find their perfect job.

“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.

Job Mail is a job portal committed to employing South Africans by connecting employers, recruiters, and jobseekers on the same easy-to-use platform. Because of its vast amount of vacancies, Job Mail makes it easier for jobseekers to find job opportunities that match their skill and experience.

However, there was a noticeable dip in recruitment at the start of lockdown but since entering lockdown level 3, there has been a growing demand again, according to CareerJunction. Both CareerJunction and Pnet have each been in the recruitment technology business for over 20 years, leading the way in creating platforms specially built for the South African recruitment market.

“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.

Huawei has numerous job portal apps, and tools such as CV writing and scanner apps which all are available on the HMS ecosystem. In a time like this, Huawei device users will be well-equipped to take on the job market and reap the benefits and rewards of these apps as they help in the function of everyday life.