Feb 18, 2016 (LBO) – Everjobs, a Rocket Internet company subsidiary, wants to expand beyond Sri Lanka’s main cities this year and encourage more local firms and job seekers to opt for cost effective options. “The cost of online recruitment is only about 10 percent of the cost of an offline option,” the company said, one year after commencing operations in Colombo. The site has a database of over 35,000 registered job seekers, and over 2,500 employers, according to the company. "During the 2015/2016 period, the website attracted more than half a million unique visitors and thereby established a strong presence in the online jobs market in Sri Lanka," said Gijs Verheijke, Everjobs Sri Lanka Managing Director and Country Manager. "As the site traffic figures attest, everjobs has become an integral part of the career management for thousands of job seekers in Sri Lanka," he said. "The improved job market is fueling renewed optimism in the information technology, banking, financial services, apparel, education, telecommunication and healthcare sectors.” The everjobs.lk career survey recorded that, in July/August 2015, online recruitment hit an all-time high with a quarter-on-quarter growth improving consistently. It is heartening to see the robust growth of the start up ecosystem that's urging individuals to explore new business avenues, Lienau said. “With a greater role for the private sector job recruitment at hand, ever jobs plans to expand job opportunities to smaller cities and towns across Sri Lanka, in a bid to further boost the medium and small scale sector,” The Company recently announced the appointment of Gijs Verheijke as its Chief Executive Officer for the Asia region. He will be in charge of leading day-to-day management decisions as well as giving strategic guidance to drive the business growth in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Cambodia. “We are active in some of the most interesting and emerging economies of the world. Our main goal is not only to grow in those markets but to be able to really have an impact on the countries’ development. By providing a simple and effective online career portal we are changing the game for both employers and professionals, making it far easier for them to find each other than before,” he said.