SEOUL, Feb.22 (Korea Bizwire) – LineBite, a part-time job recruiting service provided by Line, a Naver affiliate, is becoming increasingly popular in Japan.
The positive response is thought to result from the quick and convenient access to information through the mobile messenger Line, which is used by the majority of Japanese people, as the labor shortage in Japan is intensifying.
According to Line, the company’s LineBite service exceeded seven million registered users on January 31, one year after its release.
LineBite allows users to view thousands of different job offers, and apply for jobs through the Line application. The service is provided by the joint venture AUBE, which was established by Line and Intelligence, a recruiting company.
Users can set their desired wage, location, occupation and work period on the application, and information on job openings that match the criteria is provided. When new jobs become available, alerts are sent through Line Messenger.
Young job seekers are the main users of the application, with 47 percent of users between the ages of 16 to 22, and 63 percent between the ages of 16 to 29.
The Line Application function which was added in August 2015 has turned out to be particularly popular.
The number of jobs applicable through LineBite continues to increase, and reached 23,895 at the end of last month.
At 88.5 percent, the vast majority of applicants finalized job applications through the service by submitting their resumes through the application instead of just browsing information.
The Japanese job market’s opening to applicant ratio reached 1.27 in December 2015. Job searchers can find jobs easily when the number is higher, but companies have difficulties recruiting new employees.
Line officials commented that Q&A related to interview dates and consultation can be quick and convenient using the service. They explained that the process can prevent the loss of unnecessary employment opportunities and boost quick recruiting.
By M.H.Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)