As a way to mark this major milestone, starting this week Fuzu in partnership with some of its clients will award most of the platform users with different gift vouchers.
This great achievement comes, barely five months after the company launched its full operations into the Ugandan Market in collaboration with 25 launch partners, including Microsoft, KCCA, MUBS, ICTAU, SafeBoda, Mercy Corps and Liquid Telecom
Fuzu, which is a Swahili word meaning ‘to succeed’ and ‘to become competent’, launched its services in Kenya in 2015. The company is a one-stop career development service that allows job seekers, irrespective of their level of education and seniority, to dream and plan their future, as well as learn new skills and competencies and ultimately find a job that best matches their profile.
For job seekers, the platform provides career counselling, learning solutions and information about open positions and industry updates, providing support and guidance at different stages of users’ careers.
For employers Fuzu provides a set of tools for identifying best matching candidates via powerful search and recruitment solutions and automated analysis of CV’s. The platform integrates online psychometric testing and talent profiling of candidates to the application process, thus making it easy to find candidates that best match with the requirements.
The platform also offers access to more than 100 courses in various competence areas from basic work skills to topics such as entrepreneurship among others.
To enable this, the company partnered with the global consulting firm Accenture, which provides more than 50 free high quality courses to learners who want to develop their skills and competencies. Also, to maximize the impact of Fuzu and to scale up the service rapidly, Fuzu also received support from The Rockefeller Foundation’s Digital Jobs Africa Initiative.
In 2016, the company secured Sh186 million (€1.75 million) funding from a Finnish investor for expansion in the region. The backing from Finnfund, Barona and Polkuni was expected to finance growth of the job portal’s operations in Kenya as well as across Africa and other emerging markets including Asia.
Fuzu has been named as one of the fastest growing career communities in East Africa with over 2.8 million users and 440,000 CV profiles.
The company was recently elected as one of the Disrupt 100 companies, out of 5 million startups across the world, by Taltt Ventures and as the 3rd most exciting growth company across Africa by African Business Review.
Through the Fuzu platform job seekers upload CVs and cover letters on the site and companies advertise jobs on the portal. The platform also allows users access premium services, which include analysis of competitor ranking of job seekers for similar position matches.
By seeing this, job applicants can learn their weaknesses and polish their CVs further to improve their rankings.
From us at Nairobi Garage, it is a big congratulations and we are pleased to be associated with such a great brand!
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