South African Job Portal (www.jobs.co.za) and the National Database for Disabled Persons (www.jobaccess.co.za) are partnering to address the fundamental crisis of unemployment amongst South Africans with disabilities.
With approval of the Office on the Status of Disabled People (OSDP) in the Presidency, JobAccess.co.za and Jobs.co.za have together developed a National Database for Disabled Persons where people with disabilities can register their CVs and where recruiters and employers can advertise employment opportunities specific to people with disabilities.
Since June 2008, 731 active candidates with disabilities have been registered on the system and a number of employment opportunities for people with disabilities have been advertised.
Gillian Meier, CEO of Jobs.co.za, comments: "The partnership with JobAccess will offer a further extension to existing Jobs.co.za recruiters. Jobs.co.za clients will now also have the opportunity to advertise their job opportunities to people with disabilities via the JobAccess website."
Tertia Calitz, founder of JobAccess, adds: "Our vision is to become the preferred supplier of online job advertising for people with disabilities and the development of this national database comes as a result of the huge demand for skilled people with disabilities. Our database only carries CVs of people with disabilities.
"The partnership with Jobs.co.za will allow us not only to extend the reach of our niche job advertisements on their South African job portal, but will also encourage more job seekers with disabilities to register their CVs."