Lagos, Nigeria – 25th January, 2022 – Jobberman, Nigeria’s leading recruitment platform , has partnered with the Ikoyi-Obalende CDA to tackle unemployment among young people in that region. The partnership aims to train young people aged 18-35 in soft skills and place them into dignified and fulfilling work through Ikoyi-Obalende LCDA Job Center and the Jobberman platform.
This partnership is part of Jobberman’s Young Africa Works’ mandate to train five million young Nigerians and place three million of them in dignified employment by 2025. Jobberman is the only recruitment services platform in Nigeria that offers training and placement of candidates in dignified and fulfilling employment. This training program equips young people (18-35) with critical tools, to help them transition into their new roles and increase workplace productivity.
The most recent data from Statista puts the combined unemployment and underemployment rates in Lagos State at 37.14 percent – a figure that will almost certainly be exacerbated by the impact of COVID-19.
Jobberman and Ikoyi-Obalende LCDA will build awareness on opportunities in the Digital, Agriculture and Creative Sector and beyond through collaboration on events. The partnership will involve community leaders as well as other key decision-makers.
According to Ore Boboye, CEO of Jobberman Nigeria, “We are delighted to be working with the Ikoyi-Obalende LCDA and community leaders to address the issue of unemployment in that region and to play our part in providing young Nigerians with access to dignified roles, which offer a clear path to self-sustenance. Nigeria is full of talented and hardworking young people. However, the current structure of the jobs market means many are unable to make the most of their skills and talents. This is why it is important to join forces with key stakeholders to equip young people with the skills they need and to link them effectively to dignified work opportunities.”
“The Ikoyi-Obalende LCDA is honoured to partner with Jobberman in upskilling and placing the youth in ikoyi-obalende.” said Fuad Atanda-Lawal, Chairman of the Ikoyi-Obalende LCDA, “Through this partnership young people will be able to gain the critical skills needed to swiftly enter the workforce and progress in their new careers.”
With over a decade in the recruitment business, Jobberman has identified soft skills as a viable asset to an employee and job seeker, especially for young people transitioning into the workplace. So far, Jobberman has trained on average over 281,064 young people and 130,264 placed in dignified employment.
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Founded in 2009, Jobberman is an online platform that provides training and placement for jobseekers, as well as the best selection of candidates for companies hiring. It is the single largest job placement website in sub-Saharan Africa and has the vision to become the leading source of talent in every market it operates in by simplifying job searching and talent acquisition; matching the right set of skills with employers needs. For more information about the online placement platform visit www.jobberman.com
About Ikoyi-Obalende LCDA
Ikoyi-Obalende Local Council Development Area was carved out of the old Eti-Osa Local Government Area, Lagos State and it has an estimated population of about one hundred and eighteen thousand (118,000) inhabitants. The territorial extent of the council’s area is 28 square kilometres. Historically, the people of Ikoyi-Obalende were into fishing, craft and farming. However, with urbanisation and modernisation, the people of Ikoyi-Obalende are switching to economic activities such as banking, oil and gas, telecommunications and housing.