Dante Lee knows too well the lack of diversity and limited opportunities for Black people in Toronto, Canada. For the last 20 years, he has been a leader in the diversity recruiting industry.
The serial entrepreneur is now taking on Toronto, Canada’s largest city, with his latest venture, Black News reports.
The city is home to over 3 million diverse people and is the fourth largest in North America. The city’s strategic location makes it a global center for business, finance, arts, and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, according to Black News.
Lee has launched TorontoJobs.com dedicated to helping local employers connect with qualified diverse job candidates in the Greater Toronto area. Lee believes his latest project will be a game-changer and help the city to resolve its problem with diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and hiring.
According to Black News, the platform is free to use for both employers and job seekers and it features thousands of well-paying job opportunities.
“There are many national recruiting websites like ZipRecruiter, Indeed, and LinkedIn, but the city of Toronto now has its very own local job board that caters to the locals,” Lee told Black News.
For candidates applying for a job, the platform makes it easy as job seekers can easily upload their résumé by logging in with their LinkedIn credentials.
After logging in, candidates who see a job opportunity that interests them will simply click on “Apply to this job” and the rest is automatic, Black News said, adding that there are hundreds of new jobs being added to the site every single day.
HR executives and recruiters can also log in using their company’s LinkedIn credentials and instantly post jobs.
There are thousands of businesses that are based in and around the city of Toronto including many large Canadian and international corporations, TorontoJobs.com says on its platform. It cites a 2019 Toronto Employment Survey that says that there are more than 1.5 million jobs in various fields including technology, design, financial services, life sciences, education, arts, fashion, aerospace, environmental innovation, food services, and tourism.
“Our goal at TorontoJobs.com is to help employers successfully and affordably achieve their recruiting goals in the easiest and fastest way possible,” the platform says.