The Internet has emerged as the main recruiting tool in Algeria, with some 66 percent of job vacancies published online.
According to a report by Emploitic.com, an Algerian job website, job posts rose from 20 percent in 2009 to 40 percent in 2010. In 2011, it rose to 60 percent and to 66 percent in 2012.
Louai Djaffer, co-founder and CEO of Emploitic.com, said: “These past two years, Internet tends increasingly to emerge as the main recruiting tool. The evolution of the penetration of the Internet, its adoption by businesses and individuals and use changes, suggest a significant acceleration of the adoption of e-recruitment for all types of businesses and candidates at all levels.”
By October last year, the percentage of Internet users compared to the total population increased to 14 percent from 0.49 percent in 2000, according to the World Bank. The number is expected to rise to five million people this year.
Emploitic recorded nearly 15,000 job ads on media outlets including print and Web. The site has been visited by more than eight million visitors and currently has a total page views of 50 million.
“The number of applications sent through the site exceeds 800,000 in response to the 7831 broadcast employment opportunities. The assessment also noted that more and more Algerians living abroad to connect Emploitic seeking employment opportunities in Algeria,” Emploitic said.