Private individuals and organizations have taken up the responsibility to cushion the effect of unemployment by creating substantial solutions. One of such organizations is the single largest job placement website in sub-Saharan Africa, Jobberman. Inspired by the need to solve unemployment in Nigeria, three young Africans, Olalekan Olude, Ayodeji Adewunmi and Opeyemi Awoyemi created Jobberman, an online platform that provides training and placement for job seekers, as well as the best selection of candidates for companies hiring. The portal is used by both local and multinational companies to advertise job openings and find the right people. Since 2009, Jobberman has changed the way people search for jobs while offering employers a simple but effective channel to advertise vacancies and find the right talents to fill them. However, following the outbreak of COVID-19, businesses have been hit hard, causing unemployment and underemployment rates to reach an unprecedented degree of over 40 percent, affecting mostly 18-35-year-olds.
SOURCE: VENTURES AFRICA