Nigeria’s unemployment rate is expected to reach 33% by 2022, making it imperative for a thriving economy to create opportunities for talented young people with unique skills to gain employment, regardless of years of experience. Recognizing the importance of young people’s contributions to economic growth, leading career platform Jobberman has launched an employer-driven initiative – Jobberman Starter Offer, to contribute to job growth and provide an enabling environment for employers who seek to give young talents a head start in their careers. .
The Jobberman Starter Offer initiative is an offshoot of the company’s ongoing partnership with Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa Works. It will allow companies to use Jobberman’s job listing product for jobs requiring 0-3 years of experience over the next three months.
With this initiative, Jobberman hopes to bridge the gap between improving candidate engagement and facilitating entry into companies by supporting mass recruitment, entry-level jobs, internships, and senior-level jobs.
Young people – many of whom are in entry-level positions – are seen as the key to a positive work culture and a profitable business. Their energy, stubbornness and adaptability make them a valuable source of talent. With the Jobberman Starter offer, companies can now pitch their entry-level job vacancies to a range of young talent across the country for free.
Although some career scholars have argued that average entry-level applicants are largely unemployable due to a lack of skills and experience; however, the advantages of having early starters outweigh the disadvantages. For example, junior staff breathe fresh air; they usher in new ideas and ways of working. In addition, they keep personnel costs low and increase workplace diversity. Additionally, organizations that successfully cultivate an entry-level employee’s talent will likely be rewarded for the employee’s loyalty and dedication for a long time.
Jobberman understands these dynamics as part of the crucial success enablers for many organizations and has continually created initiatives that aim to increase the employability skills of young job seekers while educating employers on the need to open up their space. at early starts. On the employee side, Jobberman, over the past two years, has consistently advocated for self-education and training and has made flexible training packages freely available on its platform for these candidates. The leading recruitment platform also offers CV editing services and organizes events focused on closing the unemployment gap in the country.
A continued trend down these paths could see us closing the unemployment gap in the country sooner than we think, especially for starters.
The Jobberman Starter Offer initiative and its partnership with the Mastercard Foundation reinforces its commitment to addressing talent challenges in the country and helping to reduce the unemployment rate in Nigeria.
For more information on the initiative, employers can visit www.jobberman.com/employer/entryjobs and get started.