In a significant step towards transforming entry-level recruitment in South Africa, Jobjack, a leading online job platform, has secured $2.5 million in pre-Series A funding led by NEXT176. This investment will fuel Jobjack’s expansion plans, enabling the company to connect even more job seekers with life-changing employment opportunities.
Founded in 2018 by Christiaan van den Berg and Heine Bellingan, Jobjack has established itself as a go-to resource for entry-level job seekers in South Africa. The platform’s user-friendly interface and mobile-optimized application process have attracted nearly two million job seekers, with an additional 2,000 new registrations daily.
Jobjack’s success was recently recognized at the Startup Club ZA Start-up and Investors Awards 2023, where the company was named the winner in the Future of Work category. This accolade further underscores Jobjack’s commitment to revolutionizing the way entry-level job seekers find and apply for opportunities.
The $2.5 million funding round, which also included participation from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, will empower Jobjack to expand its operations and broaden its reach across South Africa. The company plans to onboard more employers, enhancing the platform’s job listings and further streamlining the recruitment process.
“These funds allow us to continue our momentum of onboarding employers, not only streamlining their entry-level recruitment but also driving accessibility and affordability for the job seekers that need it most,” stated Christiaan van den Berg, co-founder and co-CEO of Jobjack.
Echoing this sentiment, Ona Meyer, program manager for youth employment at the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, emphasized the organization’s mission to support innovative solutions that provide access to job opportunities for South Africans without work. “We are encouraged by the growth trajectory of JOBJACK’s business model to serve those looking to enter the entry-level job market,” Meyer added.
With this significant investment and the backing of renowned organizations like NEXT176 and the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Jobjack is poised to revolutionize entry-level recruitment in South Africa. The company’s commitment to accessibility, affordability, and streamlined processes will undoubtedly empower job seekers and employers alike, creating a more inclusive and dynamic job market.