Product

The VASTBlu application collects the following categories of personal data: Identity number, Cellphone number, Date of birth (Age), Residential Address, Occupation.
The data will be available to potential employers registered on the application for recruitment.

The users (candidates) have a right to request that their profiles or records be removed from the application at any time.
The application is integrated into an SMS platform that charges a premium rate for SMS activated by the users through the application.

VASTBlu for EMPLOYERS


They can select their preferred candidates from a number of well profiled resources and engage them directly.

Can negotiate cost, timeframes and other terms directly with the candidates.

Able to post job requirements and invite candidates. Alternatively they can post on the requirements on a jobs board and allow candidates to bid.

The platform is well-suited for employers that have short, medium and long term resource requirements.

Benefits for Candidates and Employers


Skills Passport

Access to Blue Collar workers

Cost effective service

Ratings engine – quality services

Determines behavioral levels through ratings and recommendations (profile building)

Introduction for banking for unbanked resources

In-App advertising for businesses

Why VASTBlu

Why VASTBlu

  • Approximately 80% of the SA population live in townships and rural communities (economically marginalised communities)
  • Close to 30% unemployment in South Africa.
  • Gini Coefficent of 0.7 SA has one of the widest gaps in the world between rich and poor.
  • Townships have a large labour pool of unskilled, semiskilled and skilled resources
  • 97% of the people in the township have access to cell phone
  • A large number of unbanked resources in township
  • Over 350 townships in South Africa
  • Most townships are situated near economic hubs

VASTBlu is a software platform that gives residential and business employers access to profiled blue-collar resources in the vicinity.

The blue-collar resources provide services such as plumbing, painting, housekeeping, pool pump repairs, electrical repairs, gardening, gate motor repairs, child-minders and many others.

Utilising the VASTBlu App, blue-collar candidates create a dynamic profile of their skills and work experience. They share this profile with potential employers using various communication and social networks. Their performance is rated by employers that they have done work for and in turn formalizes their work experience and activities.

An added benefit is that it shapes their attitude, behaviour and approach to their work as VASTBlu resources have a more professional engagement with employers and an opportunity to have their skills rated positively.

Employers benefit through their direct access to resources via the VASTBlu App which is available in both Google Play and the Apple iStore. They select their preferred candidates from a number of well-profiled resources and engage them in negotiating cost, timeframes and other terms directly. Jobs are posted by employers with various specifications using the VASTBlu App, inviting candidates to apply or bid/quote in line with specifications listed.

The VASTBlu platform has an exceptional value proposition for both employer and candidates in the semi-skilled labour force and is well-suited for employers that have short, medium and long-term resource requirements.

The first phase of VASTBlu addresses residential employers and the next phase will cater for businesses seeking casual resources for short or long-term work, or more permanent placements. The data will be available to potential employers registered on the application for recruitment.

Users have a right to request that their profiles or records be removed from the application at any time. The application is integrated into an SMS platform that charges a premium rate for SMS activated by the users through the application. Users are notified of any SMS charge.

About Us


VastBlu Infotech was established by Raphael Kamanga, an entrepreneur, an experienced executive and strategist who provides expertise in business management and transformation using ICT.

Raphael has guided businesses in the strategic use of ICT to ensure innovation, efficiency and cost benefits. He has over 18 years ICT experience and has worked for 8 different organisations. He holds an MSc in Information Systems (UK) and he is currently doing a PhD in Information Systems with UNISA. In addition to providing consulting expertise to clients, he is also responsible for the day-to-day management of Itereleng Micro Systems.

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