Finding work just got a whole lot easier with a new app that brings all the latest job openings directly to your mobile

29 Jan 2014

It’s official! The country’s first one-stop app for job-seekers—Prv.mk—has just been launched together with a brand new website.The app can be downloaded free at Google Play. And while you’re downloading the app, check out the new accompanying site at www.prv.mk.

With Prv.mk, young people can find out about all the latest job openings across the country, including internships, volunteer positions and entry-level job placements.

The app was developed by UNDP, the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, the National Employment Agency and the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering at the Social Innovation Hub, as an innovative solution in the country’s efforts to tackle unemployment.

Young people were involved in every step of the app’s development—even coming up with the name—to make sure that the app fully matches their job-hunting needs.

“It’s a really simple app,” explained Dimitar Trajanov, Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, “It’s easy to install and gives all sorts of useful information about jobs. What’s more, it was developed by students who understand the needs of their peers.”

Fittingly, the app was launched in the Youth Cultural Centre in Skopje in the presence of over 200 young graduates and students.

Speaking at the launch, the Minister of Labour and Social Policy explained “The idea was to help young people get all the information available about current job opportunities as soon as they arise–anytime and anywhere.”

The app also includes a whole section about the highly successful Self-Employment Programme–a programme that the Ministry of Labour and UNDP have been implementing together for seven years.

“This programme has already helped create some six thousand new businesses,” says UNDP Resident Representative Louisa Vinton, “And we’re especially pleased that a third of these new companies are being run by entrepreneurial young people and women."