First National Freelancing Convention was held under the auspices of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) in Lahore on Tuesday.
A unique initiative jointly organized by the PITB and Crossover, participated by more than 500 applicants through highly gamified and competitive process of three rounds, finished with a technical interview for on the spot job offer hired 50 senior technical talents in a single day, generating jobs worth USD 5 Million per year to Pakistan’s economy. Crossover has successfully tested this concept in Turkey, Russia, Romania, Poland and Ukraine.
Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab and Chairman PITB, Dr. Umar Saif said that technology was creating jobs around the globe while incubators, Startups and freelancing co-working spaces were playing pivotal role in this regard. Pakistan being the third largest English speaking and 9th mobile user country, with 60 % population comprising of youth in the world has vast potential to exercise technology in every field, he added.
Andy Tryba, Chief Executive Officer, Crossover in a message said that Crossover was planning to run more tournaments in Karachi and Islamabad based on Lahore experiment to hire over 200 senior software architects in Pakistan and bring an additional $20M/year worth of employment to Pakistan economy in 2017.
The successful candidates of Technical interview have been given full time / remote job offer paying worth $100, 000/- per year. Crossover is also paying a winning bonus of $5000 to the champion of this tournament.
Crossover (also known as Crossover for Work) not only connects companies to the best talent from around the world, but also provides a seamless end-to-end solution for remote team management. Crossover connects talent from around the globe with companies who are looking to hire only the best. Crossover has more than 1850+ people from 98 different countries working full time for its clients.
Source: Radio Pakistan