CareerMoves, an Austrian job platform specializing in job placements for people with disabilities, has rebranded as “MyAbility.jobs“. The rebrand will help align the job board and platform with the company’s social consulting business MyAbility, and increase brand visibility. The platform has also undergone a complete relaunch.

Founded in Vienna in 2009 by Gregor Demblin and Wolfgang Kowatsch, more than 24,000 jobs have been advertised on the platform to date. The company’s aim is to bring people with disabilities into jobs where their disability does not play a role.

Early on, the company developed an online recruiting tool, together with Careesma.com, to enable matching between applicants and employers. 

The job platform has now been extensively expanded using technology provided by the internationally-active Viennese IT company Jobiqo. Jobiqo develops job exchanges based on intelligent matching recruitment technology and earlier this year, received a grant of EUR 237,000 from the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) to further develop its technology.

With the relaunch of the platform, MyAbility.jobs offers, among others, the following new services:

  • Jobseekers can create their personal resumes which can then be channeled into a central talent pool.
  •  Companies have the opportunity to create individual employer branding profiles and convince the target group as regards their open corporate culture.
  • Jobseekers get customized job alerts when there are promising jobs available for them.
  • Comprehensive advice: A service center can be reached via e-mail and telephone for all application questions and recruiting advice.

The company says that in Austria, around 15% of the population has a disability or a chronic illness and a corresponding employment rate of less than 40%. 

In 2014, social consulting business MyAbility was founded to support the job platform. The company now works with several established international and local businesses to advertise jobs suitable for people with disabilities.

MyAbility partner and co-founder of MyAbility.jobs platform, Wolfgang Kowatsch (LinkedIn profile), further explains, “employers have a great interest in qualified employees and are motivated to address new target groups. But they often do not find the right applicants. One of the reasons for this is that recruiting processes are in many cases not designed to be barrier-free. Crossing this bridge is the main task of MyAbility.jobs”.

Kowatsch said that for jobseekers with disabilities, an application is often more complex, with questions arising in advance such as whether the office is barrier-free, or whether there are flexible working hours in place.

MyAbility.jobs helps job applicants with these kinds of questions, informs recruiters about special framework conditions and subsidies, and collaborates with all of the major disability organizations.

Uniform brand appearance ensures visibility

About the rename itself, Kowatsch said: “Together with our ‘established’ social enterprise MyAbility, which advises and accompanies numerous large companies in German-speaking countries with economic issues in the field of disability, we achieve a uniform brand image. The job platform and thus also the job offers and candidates are perceived even better.”

The team behind the relaunch. From left: Martin Lenz, managing director Jobiqo; Antonia Hinterleitner, Jobiqo; Rhea Göschl, consultant MyAbility; Wolfgang Kowatsch, managing partner MyAbility.jobs

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