Jobberman sets a target to provide 5million jobs for youths by 2025
The leading online job recruiter in Nigeria, Jobberman, has announced that it has set a target to offer distinguished jobs for five million Nigerian youths by 2025.
The youth’s engagement assistant of Jobberman, Ms Makkiya Sulaiman, on Wednesday, disclosed this in an interview with Top Naija in Kano.
Sulaiman declared that the organisation had engaged professionals in the agriculture, creative industry and digital sectors to offer skills and expertise for the youths.
She stated that the project was in collaboration with Mastercard Foundation and would focus its attention to impact 70 per cent young women in Northern Nigeria.
Sulaiman said, “Training will also focus on soft skills such as emotional intelligence, business etiquette and time management, and will be delivered online and offline for people with limited access to the internet.”
She further disclosed that the partnership would include community leaders, key decision-makers, and trained candidates would be positioned under Jobberman’s employer partnerships.
Sulaiman stated that in an effort to promote the scheme in Kano, Jobberman organised a seminar to celebrate International Women’s Day.
She said, “The forum was held at the Centre for Democratic Studies, which showcased female entrepreneurs that shared experiences with the young people on their journeys to business and other fields.
“A renowned farmer in Kano, Hajiya Salamatu Garba, shared her experiences in building a successful empire in the Agricultural sector.”
She advised youths, particularly women, to brace up and confront the difficulties before them, stating that they would triumph and succeed.
Jobberman is a Nigerian based job portal and career platform that lists candidate job applications for employers and helps connect people looking for jobs with companies hiring.
The organisation is “the single largest job placement website in sub-Saharan Africa”.
Jobberman was founded in August 2009 by Olalekan Olude, Ayodeji Adewunmi and Opeyemi Awoyemi in their dormitory in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife to help connect people looking for jobs with companies hiring.
In February 2012, the organisation was named No. 8 in Forbes Magazine Top 20 Tech Startups in Africa, and it was included in the McKinsey Internet report on aspiring countries as an innovative company.
In 2016, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg named Olalekan Olude, Ayodeji Adewunmi and Opeyemi Awoyemi founder of Jobberman “as examples of young Nigerians using digital technology to make impact across Africa.”
The CEO of Jobberman is Rolake Rosiji.