- The #UnityInAdversity campaign by Jobberman has recorded a 183 per cent increase in new job listings in Nigeria for the month of April 2020despite the on-going coronavirus pandemic.
- Jobberman has launched a free soft skills training programme that will help job seekers close the gap between their skills and employers’ requirements
- The soft skills training programme is free for all young people in Nigeria and will be running indefinitely. You can sign up here: https://www.jobberman.com/softskills.
Jobberman has recorded a 183 per cent increase in new job listings in Nigeria for the month of April 2020 following the launch of the #UnityInAdversity campaign. The campaign, which enabled companies to post job listings and access Jobberman’s database of over 2.2 million professionals across Nigeria for free, was initiated as a show of support for businesses and individuals looking for new opportunities amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Last month, Jobberman Nigeria recorded a 70 per cent decrease in job listings due to the lockdown order, which had reduced economic activity and halted company operations nationwide. The Jobseeker sign-ups also decreased by 17 per cent.
Jobberman’s data also revealed the overall number of new opportunities in April to be more than the first quarter of 2020 combined; with almost a fifth of listings for positions in the tech sector. In terms of industries, technology had most of the new jobs with 18.79 per cent, followed by banking, finance and insurance with 9.27 per cent and education and training with 6.78 per cent. IT & Software (11.69 per cent) job functions were only second to Sales (13.32 per cent) in terms of job functions with the newest roles.
Speaking on the success of the #UnityInAdversity campaign, Jobberman Nigeria CEO, Hilda Kragha, explained that Jobberman took the bold step to put employers’ and jobseekers’ needs first, despite the trade-off in revenue, making it easier for them to connect to new opportunities.
According to her, “The COVID-19 pandemic has made the process of connecting talent to opportunities more complicated and we are fully aware of the strain businesses and individuals in Nigeria are facing. We plan to be here for the next 10 years so making this small sacrifice to help our users navigate these difficult times is something that we think is definitely worth doing”. She added that this campaign will run until the end of June 2020.
The Jobberman free soft skills training programme
Along with the #UnityinAdversity campaign, Jobberman has launched a free soft skills training programme that will help job seekers close the gap between their skills and employers’ requirements, as well as enhance their chances of success in gaining employment.
Applications for the course are currently open to all Nigerians between the age of 18-30, and the programme will cover key areas such as emotional intelligence, business etiquette, time management, job search strategies, salary negotiation among others.
According to Kragha “it is great to see that there are still some job opportunities despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. There will be a lot of competition for these roles, however, and only the candidates that set themselves apart will be best placed to take advantage of these opportunities. We have found that soft skills such as emotional intelligence, business etiquette, time management, which are often overlooked and underestimated in Nigeria, can make a big difference. We know the power of soft skills and we are committed to empowering individuals with the training and soft skills they need to succeed in the workplace”
The soft skills training programme is free for all young people in Nigeria and will be running indefinitely. You can sign up here: https://www.jobberman.com/softskills.
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