Por favor, descreva como o projeto tem sido bem sucedido e como esse sucesso é medido.
Today, 15,000+ job-seekers and 400+ employers use our JobMatch technology every day. Each of these users benefits from our technology, but for women in traditional communities, the impact of low-cost, accessible job-search resources has been especially dramatic: 83% of females surveyed in a late-2008 Souktel poll said their families forbid them outright from traveling to look for work; 78% said they were jobless for 6+ months as a result. Now, by using Souktel through their phones, 90% report increased access to employment, resulting in job offers.
In addition to helping users save money and find more job opportunities, Souktel also helps job-seekers and employers increase their earnings: In 2007, 75%+ of employers using our pilot JobMatch service had cut hiring time and costs by over 50%. Palestinian employers surveyed by Souktel in late 2008 reported an increase in gross revenue of $500+/mo. At the same time, Palestinian job- seekers finding work through Souktel have also reported clear income gains, with a majority citing new monthly wages of $400+ after finding jobs through the service. Taken altogether, these results are dramatic: 2,000+ newly-employed workers have earned a combined $9.6 million a year in new income; and with each worker supporting 5+ family members, an additional 10,000 people have benefited indirectly from Souktel technology.
Como seu projeto se expandirá ao longo dos próximos três anos?
Over the next 3 years, Souktel will continue to expand into new markets, and reach more jobseekers and employers. In addition, we’ve begun to pilot an IVR (Interactive Voice Response) job service which replicates the utility of the SMS JobMatch, but instead uses audio services. Texting necessitates that the user has attained a level of literacy that the most economically impoverished users may not possess. Beginning in Somalia, where literacy levels are very low, Souktel has begun to run its job matching service via an audio hotline, whereby users call a number and are able to use their touch tone dialpad to input their information, rather than reading and responding to texts. Over the next three years we hope to improve and expand the reach of this service.