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Northern Ireland smartphone job search figures treble

Press Release: September 26, 2015

Northern Ireland’s jobseekers are getting “smarter” in their search for jobs – according to job website NIJobs.com.

Taken from a jobseeker base of over 400,000, the latest NIJobs.com figures indicate that the number of jobseekers using smartphone and tablet devices to find the latest roles has almost trebled in the past 3 years, rising from 18% in August 2012 to 54% in August this year.

Northern Ireland’s love of popular gadgets is also evident, as 54% of mobile / tablet users access NIJobs.com on an Apple device, with 42% using an Android device to search for jobs. (4% use Windows Phone + Blackberry).

NIJobs.com General Manager, Sam McIlveen comments
“Smartphones and tablets are very personal devices and now with enhanced screen size and advanced functionality, they are the ideal tool for jobseekers to use to search for roles and make their next career move.

At NIJobs.com, we invested in a responsive design site last year to assist jobseeker applications from mobile devices and we have just launched a free job search app available on the App Store and Google Play.”

NIJobs.com has its head office in Belfast and is part of Saongroup.com, a world leader in online recruitment. The site enables recruiters to advertise their vacancies within 30+ industry sector and to enable jobseekers to find their dream career.

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