CAREERJUNCTION.CO.ZA REPORTS RECORD MONTH OF NEW YEAR JOB SEEKERS

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SA online recruitment Web site, CareerJunction.co.za, has announced a good start to 2004, breaking all previous records in terms of users online and new vacancies being submitted.

In the first two weeks of 2004, CareerJunction experienced levels of use of over 2 000 concurrent users at times, according to the company. By January 15th, the company says it had already received 1 617 805 page impressions, with Monday, 12th January recording 209 341 page impression alone. CareerJunction says it has consistently been reporting more than 3m page impressions per month for the last year, with a record 3 806 939 in October of last year.

“In terms of recruitment activity, this year is no different to previous years. As employees head back for work after a long and relaxing holiday break they are realising their dissatisfaction with their current positions, and that they need to get ahead of the pack if they want make a move in their careers,” says CareerJunction MD, Kris Jarzebowski. “The migration to online job hunting in this country is following a global trend. According to Borrell Associates, - a US based executive-level research and consulting firm - US newspapers’ share of recruitment advertising dropped from $9,1bn of the $19,5bn market in 2000 to $5,5bn last year. Borrell attributes the decline to the growth of online recruitment options and services, noting that employment advertising online totalled $3,1bn in 2003,” adds Jarzebowski.

With more and more people gaining access to the Internet, online job hunting activity will inevitably increase even further throughout the year, the company adds.

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