SUDAN WATCH: IBM Sponsors Africa Virtual Job Fair 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

IBM Sponsors Africa Virtual Job Fair 2009

Web-based Job Fair Supports IBM’s Expanding Operations across Africa:
Job seekers worldwide, from experienced professionals to recent graduates, will have access to employment opportunities available from U.S. and other foreign corporations doing business in Africa, development organizations, multinational, and international organizations.

The Web-based job fair will enable prospective employees to search the job listings online, submit CVs/resumes, attend networking events, obtain career advisory services, and participate in interviews, all at no cost, from their home or office.
Source: SILVER SPRING, Maryland, September 28 /PRNewswire.  Copy:
IBM Sponsors Africa Virtual Job Fair 2009
Zebrajobs announced today that IBM, a global leader in information technology, is the lead sponsor of the first Africa Virtual Job Fair (AVJF) organized by Zebrajobs.com and the Corporate Council on Africa. The Africa Virtual Job Fair is the leading online platform connecting employers with professionals to interact on wide-ranging career and employment opportunities within the African continent.

As a title sponsor, IBM will be at the forefront of this innovative recruitment method. The Africa Virtual Job Fair, scheduled to open on September 30, 2009, will provide corporations and organizations with tremendous advantages over traditional recruitment efforts. The AVJF will allow employers to tap into the global talent pool to support their operations in Africa.

“Our vision behind the launch of this first-ever virtual job fair is focused on meeting multiple goals,” explained Yusuf Reja, Chief Executive Officer of Zebrajobs.com. “We are committed to maintaining a climate that encourages U.S. and other foreign corporations and organizations to do business in Africa. Critical to this effort is having a talent base from which they can staff their operations.”

IBM has been operating in Africa for nearly six decades investing more than US$120 million in the last two years, as part of its strategy of focusing in the world’s growth markets. IBM spearheaded the Virtual Job Fair as a continuation of its commitment to capacity building in Africa. Through investment in human resources development, IBM is well positioned to help create a smarter African economy to compete in the global market place.

Job seekers worldwide, from experienced professionals to recent graduates, will have access to employment opportunities available from U.S. and other foreign corporations doing business in Africa, development organizations, multinational, and international organizations. The Web-based job fair will enable prospective employees to search the job listings online, submit CVs/resumes, attend networking events, obtain career advisory services, and participate in interviews, all at no cost, from their home or office.

The AVJF has been officially inaugurated on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at a kickoff reception held at Washington Club, Washington DC in the presence of representatives from U.S. corporations, international organizations, the donor community, and African diplomatic mission. Co-hosting the event were Jendayi Frazer, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and Her Excellency Amina Salum Ali, the African Union Ambassador to the United States.

About IBM

IBM is a leader in the creation, development and manufacture of the industry’s most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, networking systems, storage devices and microelectronics. The worldwide network of IBM solutions and services translates advanced technologies into business value for our customers. IBM is dedicated to every client’s success by creating innovation that matters for the world, valuing trust and personal responsibility in all relationships.

About Zebrajobs.com

Zebrajobs.com is the leading online job site for Africa officially launched on December 10, 2007. Zebrajobs.com offers a dynamic opportunity for employers in the public and private sectors, organizations, and other hiring entities as well as job seekers ranging in experience from seasoned professionals to graduating students to use Internet-based recruitment and career advisory services for their employment needs.

Zebrajobs.com is a joint venture initiative between a U.S.-based company – Danya International, Inc. – and Africa-based company – Info Mind Solutions.

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