Nigeria’s leading job portal Jobberman Recruitment has revealed only 266,797 online job applications were received during Q3 of 2016 representing a 67% decline compared to previous years.
On a positive note, the number of vacancies increased slightly relative to the previous period. In the third quarter of 2016, there were 14,112 vacancies, compared to 14,005 in the third quarter of 2015. The Report indicated that trade/services sector remained the most preferable to online job seekers, attracting 40.7 percent of the total applications during the period.
The oil and gas/mining and engineering sectors attracted the highest amount of applications per vacancy. Although at 80 and 68 respectively, the numbers are low relative to the previous quarter in 2015. The Report further indicated that applicants were predominantly male (67.9 per cent) and well educated while 77.5 percent were educated to degree level or higher.