Press Conference -

Date Published : 04-06-2014

With the advent of new technologies, the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment, will be launching on June 18, a new innovative and interactive website which will replace the existing website launched in 2007, in view of meeting the ever increasing exigencies of both jobseekers and employers.

The Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment, Mr Shakeel Mohamed, made this announcement this morning at a press conference in Port-Louis on Tuesday 27th May 2014.

Minister Mohamed stated that the website is a joint initiative of his Ministry and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and is co-funded by the European Union and the Ministry of Labour of the Italian Government. It aims at providing a common platform for the Mauritian jobseekers and employers both at local and international levels which would be easy to use, quicker, responsive and reliable to facilitate the employment of jobseekers, added the Minister.

In the same line, he pointed out that his Ministry will carry out an extensive awareness campaign to sensitise jobseekers, employers and the public at large on the benefits of the website. He further made an appeal to jobseekers as well as employers to avail of this facility and make optimum use of the website which will serve as an essential tool for the job market.

Minister Mohamed also announced that the Agence Française de Développement has provided his Ministry with a sum of approximately Rs 6 million for the revamping of three labour offices in the regions of Port Louis, Vacoas and Triolet which will provide various innovative facilities to customers for a better service delivery.

About the website

The website will be free of cost and accessible to intended users even on smart phones, tablets and laptops and will be linked to all the other related stakeholders in employment such as the Public Service Commission, Local Government Service Commission, Human Resource Development Council, and the Tertiary Education Commission amongst others.

It will provide information on employability skills, CV writing and related issues and will be managed through a Job Management System (JMS) to ensure a better and active labour market exchanges between labour demand and supply in the national economy. The International Organisation for Migration will be responsible for posting of overseas vacancies and assist the employers from other countries and Mauritian jobseekers in the recruitment process. Updated news on labour market will also be available and the Employment Service will publish monthly statistics on registered jobseekers and available vacancies.