Giraffe is pleased to announce today a partnership with Facebook’s Free Basics service.
Free Basics is a recent initiative by Facebook to provide people with access to useful services on their mobile phones in markets where internet access may be less affordable. The websites are available for free without data charges, and include news, employment, health, education and local information. By introducing people to the benefits of the internet through such websites, Facebook aims to bring more people online.
Facebook Free Basics is available to all Cell C subscribers in South Africa. As such, all Cell C subscribers can now access Giraffe’s mobile recruitment service using their cellphone- without paying for ANY data.
Jobseekers using the Cell C network can make a CV on their cellphone by simply visiting FreeBasics.com on their cellphone browser or downloading the Free Basics Android app, and clicking on the Giraffe link.
“Even though Giraffe is already free for jobseekers, some people don’t even have enough money to buy data. Partnering with Facebook Free Basics will reduce the cost of finding a job even more,” exclaimed Shafin Anwarsha, Head of Product at Giraffe, “This is consistent with our strategy to remove all barriers for anyone seeking a job.”
Since launching their low-cost recruitment agency service in South Africa in early 2015, Giraffe has attracted over 100 thousand jobseekers, invited over 20 thousand of them for interviews and helped hundreds of businesses recruit medium-skilled workers faster and cheaper than any other way.