Nigeria's unemployment numbers have caused some ache in the nation, and following steps to amend the job situation is recruitment and HR platform Gr8jobsng.
This was the outcome of a recent conference held in Lagos on Monday with the theme ‘Project Employ.’ The Gr8Jobsng platform, launched in 2016, has been keen on solving employment issue facing Nigeria, connecting job seekers to employers.
Omo Odike, managing director of Gr8Jobng and U Connect, says the event is one of the initiatives Gr8Jobsng has for improving employment and employability in Nigeria, adding that the platform is keen on educating youth on the right skills to possess to be employable.
“Gr8Jobsng has taken a proactive step as a private company to actually rescind the employment as well as the employability issue in the front burner of the society and by doing this event, which is a career endorsement, we are not only teaching all the job seekers the skill that is required to actually get a job but going a step further to actually interview them for actual jobs as 20 percent of the attendees will get a job from this process,” Odike says.
She notes that the issue with unemployment in Nigeria is self-inflicted by both the government and citizenry. “If the country has a system that works, an economy that is purpose driven, then there will be opportunities for people to explore. Also the skill level of our school curriculum is really bad, and we are still working with an archaic curriculum that was developed twenty years ago which cannot solve current advanced problems,” she concludes.
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