ObengJobs 1917, a wholly Ghanaian owned job portal company has been rewarded for its effort towards the reduction of unemployment rates in Ghana and beyond.
The new and advance search facility that makes it possible for job seekers to easily find job vacancies in an industry of their choice from anywhere in the country via the mobile phone was commended at the recently held 2013 AfricaCom Award, Most Innovative category in South Africa.
Speaking exclusively to Spyghana.com, Kwaku Obeng Duah, the product manager of Jobs 1917 revealed that, few years ago, ?information on job opening was limited so I thought of creating a platform to address this concern.?
It was the first of its kind in Ghana, Nigeria and the sub Saharan region of Africa, he added.
Job seekers are offered the luxury of accessing vacancies at their own convinience. The service seeks to bring professional job vacancies to you via the mobile phone.
The platform harnesses the power of mobile phones to create a direct medium for job seekers to be abreast with any developments relevant to their career interests.
Most of the existing Job notices are pull platforms that require job finders to initiate action to gain information.
Job 1917 effectively addresses this by using the SMS platform to provide direct and on-the-go updates to job seekers based on their professional interests.
You don?t miss an advert because you could not afford to by the daily newspapers or listen to the radio; these vacancies find their way to your mobile phones, no matter where you are.
Through the power of the mobile device, JOBS 1917 creates a recruitment channel that addresses the challenges and limitations in our labour market. All you need to do is subscribe to this service at a cost that cannot be compared anywhere; .10pesewas per message.
The human resource platform which is operating in Nigeria, Ghana and Sierra Leone also prepares interviewees for interviews at no cost at all.
The company has on the average helped about 35-45% of job seekers get jobs, Duah revealed.

Target Group
Job vacancies in our portfolio are aimed at qualified professionals. Some of our job categories include areas like IT, Software Services, Construction and Engineering, Insurance, Web and Graphic Design, Telecom, Banking and Financial Services, Human Resource, Marketing, Architecture the Oil and Gas industry, Accountancy, Law and many more.
Our search is industry specific. We actually offer you exactly what you need. Remember – it’s not always the number of job vacancies that reaches you that matters, but it is the quality of those vacancies that is important.

About AfricaCom
AfricaCom is Africa?s largest communications conference & exhibition. Now in its 16th year, the conference features 300+ exhibitors and an astounding 8,000 senior decision-makers representing the entire communications ecosystem across Africa and beyond. The conference programme covers the most strategic issues affecting companies in Africa?s digital market – services, efficiency, profitability, customer experience, partnerships, policy and more ? and features 6 co-located events: LTE, Digital Music, Mobile Money, AfricaCast, AfricApps, Cloud/Big Data.

Story by Makafui Delalie

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