Our Employment Exchange Bureau (EXB) platform is an electronically driven central database that provides a synergy between employers and jobseekers particularly in Tobago and extends to regional and international candidates. It is easily accessed via its website https://www. tobagojobs.gov.tt and can be used by employers to post available vacancies within their organizations. This service is also an asset to individuals seeking employment, as well as employed persons wishing to change careers or places of employment. A computer and an internet connection are all that is required to create and upload information to the database.
Employers wishing to advertise vacancies within their organization must first register online using the company’s registered email address. Once registered, employers will be able to advertise job vacancies, search the database, receive applications and upload their company’s logo. Resumes of jobseekers are only made available to registered employers. Employers pay an affordable annual subscription fee to access employer benefits on the website.
One of the main advantages available to employers when they use the EXB platform versus the traditional newspaper advertising is full e-recruitment services at reasonable costs. Links can be established from the EXB website to the employer’s site so that jobseekers can take a closer look at the company and its offerings. An EXB job description is immediately accessible and can be immediately altered; whereas, newspapers need lead time. The effectiveness of an individual’s posting can be evaluated by monitoring the number of “hits” to posted EXB job descriptions. Resumes can be quickly sorted and prioritized online using identified criteria while paper resumes would have to be read individually. With over four (4) billion web users recorded in July 2020, worldwide, more persons would have access to a job posting on EXB than one posted in a local newspaper.
Individuals wishing to search or apply for advertised job vacancies must first register on the website using a valid email address. After registration, a jobseeker can access the auto-scrolling window (ticker) which shows registered jobs and a display of those job summaries. Searches may be performed based on the category into which the prospective job falls, or its location. To apply for a job, the registered jobseeker will be asked to create an online Curriculum Vitae (CV) or upload an existing resume. Any jobs that are of interest may also be saved under the user’s registered account. Access and use of the Employment Exchange Bureau (EXB) is at no cost to the jobseeker. For further information users can dial “211”.