Job seekers shop for free as Jobberman partners Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF)
Jobberman, Nigeria’s number 1 job platform turned 10 this year and as part of their anniversary celebrations, the company organised a CSR event tagged “shop for free” in order to give back to the underprivileged job seeker community in Lagos. The event gave participants the ability to shop for office clothing items at no cost. Also, a part of this event was a free Employability Skills Training set up to provide job seekers with CV Writing tips and Interview best practices.
The event, which was held in partnership with Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), was organised as part of a wider initiative to invest in job seekers by helping them tick all the boxes needed if one is to successfully enter the Labor market.
Individuals representing various organisations in Lagos State also joined in the donation of clothing items for the Shop For Free charity event; these items were given to all the participants who had a variety of work clothes to choose from.
In explaining the notion behind the “shop for free” event, The CEO of Jobberman, Hilda Kabushenga Kragha said “Our work with job seekers over the last 10 years has given us a deep understanding of the broad spectrum of their needs including small things like having fitting, presentable work clothes which can sometimes be the difference between making it to the next round of interviews or not. With the shop for free event, we hope to give job seekers one less thing to worry about as they focus on securing their dream jobs. I call upon corporates and individuals who can contribute to this cause to join hands with us so that we can make shop for free a regular event”.
Ekaete Emmanuel, one of the participants, had this to say about her experience at the event: “I came today to attend the Jobberman Employability Training. It was very insightful and the seminar session was awesome. I learnt that beyond our certificate, there are so much more about our CVs and presentation to our employers”.
Oluwaseyi Ladejobi, the Head of Employability at Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) also had this to say about the event “Today is another milestone for us, one of the many that have been achieved under this project as we march towards creating sustainable employment opportunities for our youth. Manpower skills gap remains a significant issue for businesses operating in the State and we are pleased to see that world-class brands are satisfied with the quality of our trainees.
The Employability Support Project is providing a viable platform to bridge the gap of shortage of skilled and employable Labour required to fill the needs of the job market. We are pleased to have collaborated with Jobberman on the delivery of the Career Clinic Session for our Trainees who were also presented an opportunity to shop for free to celebrate Jobberman’s 10th year anniversary.”
This event was held on September 6th, 2019 at Stone Side hotel, 3 Sobo Arobiodun Street, Opposite Integrity Garden, Ikeja GRA, Lagos and had a turnout of over 200 participants who were eager to gain new insights on how to thrive in the workplace.
Jobberman continues to be at the forefront of increasing workplace productivity in Africa by helping employers to find the best and brightest talent for their companies and by linking job seekers to their dream jobs.