The Macedonian Civil Servants Agency conducts the first testing of candidates, who applied for job vacancies using the newly launched system for applying on-line.
The Government of Macedonia (GOM) successfully launched the Apply Online System for State Employment in early January 2006. Only two weeks after the system was installed, the number of applications had already doubled. Furthermore, approximately 74% percent of the job applications received were sent via the Internet. These figures are especially significant for a country with a still low Internet penetration rate of approximately 19%. In the southern Macedonian city of Bitola during the first two weeks of February, over 200 residents applied on-line for positions in public administration. The system was created by the Macedonian e-Gov/IMPACT Project, a US Agency for International Development (USAID) funded initiative implemented by Internews' ICT Policy Development division . Internews Macedonia's e-Gov/IMPACT project, in collaboration with GOM, concentrated on finding solutions to overcome the issue of having limited access to the Internet for the potential applicants