A pair of job portal platforms based in New Zealand - Trade Me Jobs and Youth Hub - have recently announced the launch of a new partnership to aid the younger population of the country in discovering and obtaining entry-level jobs.
The Youth Hub site is generally referred to as the "LinkedIn for youth"; it encourages young adults to make their own CV-esque profiles, which in turn are utilized to connect with potential employers alongside education and training ventures.
Now, due to the partnership, entry-level vacancies posted to Trade Me will be shared to Youth Hub's platform to reach a wider audience in need of the work.
“We decided to partner with Youth Hub because it’s a fantastic opportunity for Trade Me Jobs to work with an innovative company which is committed to helping young Kiwis on their career journey,” Head of Trade Me Jobs, Jeremy Wade, commented.
“The partnership makes it extremely easy for employers to reach New Zealand’s youth with their new job opportunities,” Founder and creator of Youth Hub, Senthil Perumal, said.
“New Zealand youth are resourceful, hardworking, smart, and entrepreneurial; they’re great to employ.
“They’re digital natives who’ve grown up immersed in the digital world of internet businesses and social media so they can be very useful in modernising old processes and helping employers reach new customers.”
“Employing young people can bring in fresh perspectives, offer new ideas and new solutions to the workplace,” Wade added.
The partnership isn't the only new thing in store for Youth Hub, however - in addition, they have released a revamp of their site to better the user's experience and improve upon efficiency and streamline the interface.
“Our new platform is really intuitive to use and has more tools, such as visual CVs and integrated transport options, to help young people at the start of their professional careers,” Perumal explained. “Thanks to our partnership with Trade Me, our youth now have more job options to explore than ever before.”
And Wade insists that it's really about making sure that young people are given the tools they need when beginning their first steps into their careers.
“Making the move from education to employment can be scary for young Kiwis so it's really important that they have the support and tools they need to succeed in the workforce.”
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