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Digital portal for Jobsplus receives e-Business Award

Gege Gatt, right, director of Icon, receiving the award from Prof. Saviour Zammit of the University of Malta.

Gege Gatt, right, director of Icon, receiving the award from Prof. Saviour Zammit of the University of Malta.

Icon’s digital solution for Jobsplus (formerly ETC) has received a prestigious award from the Malta Communications Authority for best technology in the e-Government sector. Apart from providing job seekers with matched vacancies and employers with matched CV profiles, it gives stakeholders the opportunity to view and analyse the most common gaps between profiles and enterprise demands.

The portal developed by Icon is part of a fully-responsive website which can be used seamlessly on desktops, tablets and smartphones alike. With a deep understanding of the recruitment sector, and a highly-qualified team, Icon, a Microsoft and Google Partner, was able to offer a cost-effective solution, designed to be approachable and appeal to a younger audience, in line with the brand strategy recently introduced through the transition from the ETC to Jobsplus.

Josef Cachia, ICT department manager at Jobsplus, said: “Jobsplus is extremely pleased with Icon’s involvement in this project and very satisfied with the innovative solution it resulted in. The portal is a truly formidable tool which – apart from the various online services available to our clients – offers an online platform where job seekers and employers can match and communicate with each other. It will help make our organisation more efficient in our day-to-day activities, which in turn will cause Malta’s employment services to be much more effective and efficient.

“Since its launch, the Jobsplus portal has experienced record engagement levels among employers and job seekers alike. This fact is a testimony that it is supporting Malta well in reducing its unemployment rate which further enhances the economy and the attractiveness of our country from an investment perspective.”

Since the fourth quarter of 2016, the website has generated over 650,000 sessions (website traffic), 3.2 million page-views, over 20,000 registered accounts and 2,000 vacancies. Ian Castillo, director at Icon, said:  “Solving the needs of our clients by using cutting-edge technology and out-of-the-box thinking is always our approach at Icon. We are however especially proud of the Jobs Portal we developed for Jobsplus, since it’s an invaluable tool for one of our country’s most important pillars – employment.”

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