Sri Lanka’s job market growing, says Everjobs report

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The recent Everjobs career report details several booming industries in Sri Lanka that are predicted to continue their growth in the coming years. 

“The goal of this career report is to provide significant data that sheds light on the latest developments in Sri Lanka’s job market,” says Ronald Schuurs, co-founder of Everjobs. 

“Anytime we get into a conversation about what we can do about the skills shortage in Sri Lanka, the issue of awareness always comes up,” he said. 

“We need to inform the job seekers about the areas of highest demand, the opportunities offered, the skills needed and even the locations with most job listings.”

The report is assembled by monitoring the traffic on over the previous three months. After starting with market predictions and a list of occupations predicted to grow, the Everjobs team worked with focus group sessions to refine its findings into a usable report. 

During the period, the IT sector offered the most jobs for online job seekers in Sri Lanka, followed by the automotive, financial services, manufacturing and education sectors. 

The report further cites multinational IT corporations rapidly taking over smaller IT companies and expanding operations in Sri Lanka as the pivotal factor for the tech industry to remain a powerful job engine. 

“As a fast-growing online career platform we have access to the relevant numbers and therefore see it as our duty to share this information. We feel that this report is real time and local,” said Everjobs’ Managing Director Sascha Woelk. 

“You want to direct your (educational) efforts towards something that is going to be fruitful and lead to a job opportunity that you know will be there,” he said. “With job seekers receiving this report, Everjobs hopes to increase awareness to fields that weren’t necessarily considered before as it is really important to know the job-rich paths that are available.”

Everjobs is a job portal currently operating in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Cambodia, Cameroon, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Uganda. Launched in March 2015, Everjobs aims to become the leading job portal in fast growing economies finding the right match for both, employers and candidates. The company is backed by the Asia Pacific Internet Group (APACIG).