The Botswana Human Resources Council (HRDC) and the Ministry of Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development as well as the Directorate on Public Service Management have jointly come up with a labour market website.
This was unveiled during a signing ceremony between HRDC and business Botswana (BB).
Speaking on the MoU event the HRDC acting CEO Meshack J. Tafa said of the website: “This historic moment could not have come at a more opportune time when the Human Resource Development Council in conjunction with the Ministry of Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development and the Directorate on Public Service Management has recently, launched the Botswana Labour Market Observatory Website Jobseeker platform.
According to HRDC, the platform is an integration of the Unemployed Graduate Database (UGD) which was housed at DPSM and job seeker data Ministry of Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development (MELSD).
MELSD has been registering all types of jobseekers through its various Labour District Offices, nationwide and assisting them to find employment across all sectors of the economy.
The Unemployed Graduate Teacher Database from the Ministry of Basic Education has also been recently incorporated into the Job Seeker Database. “I must hasten to indicate that HRDC has engaged professional bodies and other agencies that have micro databases of jobseekers and graduates with a view to create a consolidated national database.
The platform is designed to provide efficient and quality services for job seekers and employers by enabling employers to post available vacancies in their companies and for job seekers to view and apply for these opportunities.
Outgoing CEO of the HRDC Dr Dingalo informed the public on the national television (Btv) that the launch of the integrated jobseekers database marked a significant milestone in the efforts to make job opportunities more accessible and transparent to job seekers in Botswana, particularly the undergraduates, therefore facilitating better job-matches for available vacancies.