A job site specialising in the recruitment of young people has been launched.
Employgo offers employers across a variety of industries a free listings and search service to help them meet their recruitment needs.
Employgo is a unique, online recruitment site which specialises in finding work for people aged 16-25.
Following the You Tube and Wikipedia web 2.0 free-to-users business model, the service allows employers to advertise vacant positions and search through applicant profiles, while job-seekers can create their own profile and apply for jobs online.
The site is the first of its kind to focus purely on recruitment for young people across the whole range of employment options; full and part-time, temporary and permanent.
Employers will be able to list jobs and shortlist candidates completely free of charge. The business generates its revenue through advertising, sponsorship and a range of enhanced services for both job seekers and recruiters.
Employgo has received backing from Yorkshire-based investment fund Phase 37.
The investment will primarily fund Employgo’s web development and marketing. Phase 37 will also provide support and advice on all aspects of the business.
Ed Clothier, managing director of Employgo commented:
“The launch of Employgo is great news for employers looking to cut recruitment costs in this particularly sensitive economic climate.
“The catering and hospitality trades in particular have a high demand for good-quality candidates across a range of part-time and temporary positions and at Employgo, we understand how best to communicate with this difficult-to-reach audience.”