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Mauritius: Jobseekers & employers to benefit from innovative and interactive site

Mauritius: Jobseekers & employers to benefit from innovative and interactive site

Information on employability skills, CV writing and related issues will be provided on the website, which will be free of charge and accessible to intended users on smart phones, tablets and laptops. (Image: Ministry of Labour)

An innovative and interactive website, www.mauritiusjobs.mu, will be launched on June 18, 2014 to meet the ever increasing exigencies of both jobseekers and employers.

With the advent of new technologies, the existing website, which was launched in 2007, will be replaced by this new website, announced Mauritius labour minister Shakeel Mohamed on May 27, 2014 at a press conference in Port-Louis.

The website is co-funded by the European Union and the Ministry of Labour of the Italian Government and it is a joint initiative of the Labour Ministry of Mauritius and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

The website will be free of charge and accessible to intended users on smart phones, tablets and laptops. It will be linked to all other related stakeholders in employment such as the Public Service Commission, Local Government Service Commission, Human Resource Development Council, and the Tertiary Education Commission amongst others.

Information on employability skills, CV writing and related issues will be provided on the website. This information will be managed through a Job Management System (JMS) to certify better and active labour market exchanges between labour demand and supply in the island economy.

The IOM will be responsible for posting of overseas vacancies and assist the employers from other countries and Mauritian jobseekers in the recruitment process.

Additionally, updated news on labour market will be available and the Employment Service will publish monthly statistics on registered jobseekers and available vacancies.

The labour minister stated that the aim of this website is to provide a common platform for Mauritian jobseekers and employers both locally and internationally, as it will be easier to use, quicker, responsive and more reliable, in order to ease the employment of jobseekers.

In line with this initiative, the Ministry will carry out an extensive awareness campaign to sensitise jobseekers, employers, and the public on the benefits of the website.

Shakeel Mohamed requested jobseekers as well as employers to take advantage of this facility and make use of this website, which will serve as a vital tool for the job market.

Furthermore, he announced that the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) has provided the Ministry with a sum of approximately Rs 6 million to overhaul three labour offices in Port-Louis, Vacoas, and Triolet, in order to provide customers with innovative facilities and better service delivery.

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