Ethiopia-based company Zebrajobs has launched the first on-line job fair in Ghana. The initiative, which will be held sometime in July, aims to provide an alternative to traditional recruitment procedures by bringing top public and private sector employers and jobseekers together under one virtual roof. Companies must pay $1.000 to participate and are listed together with details of job vacancies in a special Job Fair 2006 booklet and on the website Zebrajobs.com (currently under construction). Government employers, private businesses and international organisations are all expected to take part, according to state news agency GNA.

Launching the fair in Accra in early May, Yusif Reja, chief executive officer of Zebrajobs, said that a job clinic would be set up at the popular BusyInternet internet caf and ICT centre at 42 Ring Road for the duration of the event to allow job seekers to receive free training in using the internet to look for jobs, CV writing and job interviews.

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