Hilda Kabushenga Kragha has joined the Jobberman Nigeria as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the growth and operations for the company.
The 2019 African Space Industry Annual Report explains that the industry has already reached over USD 7 billion of annual revenues and is projected to grow at a 7.3% compound annual growth rate to exceed USD 10 billion by 2024.
Flower farms in Kenya can now outsource employees from a pool created and managed by The Manpower Company.
The Salaries and Renumeration Commission (SRC) has launched the Public Sector Wage Bill Study Report which recommends strong measures to automate and integrate payroll management system.
OFID, the OPEC Fund for International Development, has approved more than US$580 million of new funding to benefit developing countries across the globe, including Africa.
Leading Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) along with the Mastercard Foundation announced that they are joining forces to sponsor the 2X Invest2Impact business competition in Africa.
KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development Nomusa Dube-Ncube has met with representatives of Tongaat-Hulett to look at the challenges faced by the company, which could result in job losses.
Guinness Nigeria employees will begin to enjoy some of the best parental leave benefits in the country, with the business announcing a new policy that offers female employees 26 weeks fully paid parental leave.
[Ghana] National Lottery Authority partners with Nation Builders Corps to train youth on solar panels installation
Ghana’s National Lottery Authority (NLA) has joined forces with the Nation Builders Corps (NABCo) Secretariat to train graduates under the Solar Panels Installation and Maintenance project.
The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United States African Development Fund (USADF) to support 15,000 youth.
For more than three decades, UNIDO closely collaborated with private and public partners to develop the Ethiopian leather industry in order to capitalize on the country’s vast raw material and employment potential.
South Africa faces weak long-term growth outlook and rising debt, credit profile resilient to shocks, Moody's report
South Africa's new government faces significant challenges in raising growth, stabilizing debt, and strengthening State-Owned Enterprises and institutions, Moody's Investors Service said in a report.
The South Africa Minister for Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has approved the revised guidelines of the Aquaculture Development and Enhancement Programme (ADEP).
The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) and Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) have announced a new partnership to increase youth employment in Nigeria.
“This is an opportunity that I’m hoping will take me far,” says Lebogang Sothoane.
The World Bank and Egypt have yesterday signed an agreement to support the next generation of reforms in Egypt focused on promoting entrepreneurship and creating more job opportunities particularly for young people and women.
A delegation of local community members and public and private sector leaders attended the opening of a new youth skills development facility at the Siyafunda Community Technology Centre in Ekurhuleni, South Africa.
Japan has announced that it will fund a project in Liberia to promote social stabilization in the country by creating jobs and livelihoods for vulnerable people and communities – in particular youth.
About 160 000 unemployed youth in KwaZulu-Natal are set to benefit from an investment of R7.9 billion, approximately $546 million, in new training programmes.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is joining forces with Ureed, a pioneering online platform providing linguistic services in the Middle East, to help increase economic and employment opportunities for women in Lebanon and Jordan.
Lower-paid workers in Mauritius are to some extent catching up to their higher-paid counterparts over time, according to Mauritius: Earnings Mobility and Inequality of Opportunity in the Labor Market, a new World Bank report.
Lower-paid workers in Mauritius are to some extent catching up to their higher-paid counterparts over time, according to a new World Bank report.
Since 2016, the AfDB has supported up to 1.7 million US dollars, the project of support to the employ-ability and insertion of young people in the growth sectors of Togo, which has created 35,000 jobs in SMEs in agriculture.
The South African Population Research Infrastructure Network (SAPRIN), together with the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), recently released its first population dataset.
About 2 000 ex-mineworkers, the youth and Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) beneficiaries in the Eastern Cape are set to benefit from a new skills development training.
Mastercard has been recognised as South Africa’s top employer brand in the financial services sector at the recent South Africa Best Employer Brand Awards 2019.
The World Bank has unveiled a new plan to help African countries strengthen their human capital.
Only about a quarter of Ghanaian workers in the formal sector have access to suitable benefits.
16 companies have been recognized earlier as the Best Places To Work in Morocco for 2019 according to the annual workplace survey driven by the global research firm Best Companies Group USA.
A big percentage of Nigerians are unemployed because they don’t have the right skills and network that can help them land the job of their dreams, a survey by MyJobMag has revealed.
The CEO of Productivity South Africa has reported that the Workplace Challenge Programme (WCP) has to date assisted 1 000 companies and successfully led to the retention of more than 50 000 jobs since its inception in 1998.
Standard Bank is realigning its retail and business banking delivery model to the changing needs of customers amid rapid adoption of digital banking products and services.
As the world marks International Women’s Day it is time to take stock of our strides as Kenya, towards gender parity, especially in terms of women’s economic contribution.
Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has created work opportunities for 560 unemployed youth through the Youth Employment Service (YES) programme.
Formalizing South Africa’s SMEs offers opportunities for jobs, economic contribution, IFC study shows
South Africa’s financial institutions and policymakers have a big opportunity to create jobs by expanding financial services in a stronger business environment for smaller businesses.
Africa has to innovate if the continent is to create sufficient decent jobs for its growing youthful population, Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe has said.
Bahrain, a Middle East country of 1.6 million people, is the second best place in the world for expatriate careers behind Germany according to a recent survey by HSBC Expat.
Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and careers has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Learning Organisation, a Ghana based Consulting firm.
One of Kenya’s largest flower growers and exporters, Oserian Development Company has announced a series of scholarships for best students in the schools it manages.
Africa's general economic performance continues to recover and GDP growth is projected to accelerate to 4.0 percent in 2019 and 4.1 percent in 2020.
The Government of Seychelles has launched a 5-year Policy and Strategy on Human Resources Development (HRD) to support its Sustainable Development Strategy.
Global Platinum Mining to 2022 report has been released providing a comprehensive coverage on global platinum industry.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the governorate of Marrakesh-Safi have signed an agreement designed to improve the business climate and bolster the competitiveness of local enterprises
The expansion of fast Internet in Africa positively affects employment rates in connected areas, according to research from Columbia Business School.
Close to 90 per cent of applicants that apply to a job position are objectively not a match to the role advertised.
Forty kilometers from the capital, Dakar, a new industrial park has opened.
[Column] Donna Rachelson: Careers of South African businesswomen constrained by unsupportive male partners
A supportive relationship with male partners is a key factor in women succeeding in the workplace. This is a rarity in South Africa and it is negatively affecting women’s careers.
The European Investment Bank has signed a new fifteen year EUR 200 million loan agreement with the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), aimed at supporting trade-related productive investments.
The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of AfDB, has approved resources to Ethiopia’s Basic Services Transformation Programme.
Angola Capital Partner (ACP), which manages the investment funds of Norway, has invested $40 million in Angola provinces over the last 10 years.
The South Africa Department of Labour is warning the public against a bogus website doing rounds on social media platforms promising the UIF benefits.
The Director-General of the dti Mr Lionel October said that a key priority of government is to encourage new investment in the economy in order to create jobs that will significantly reduce the levels of unemployment in the country.
A new report dubbed The South African Labour Recruitment Industry has been unveiled with a focus on the complex labour recruitment industry which plays a significant role in the South African economy.
Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., has announced the results of an extensive study that examines the needs of workers in the world’s fastest-growing cities across four key factors – human, health, money and work.
A senior official of the UN Economic Commission (ECA), has told Cameroon’s development planning and statistics authorities that the law of the market, called ‘the invisible hand’ in economics, cannot by itself promote diversification, industrialization and the structural transformation of the economies.
As the budding automobile company, Dangote Sinotruk West Africa entered another phase in its expansion drive, the Company has said that it was increasing its local input into the assembling plant to up to 60 per cent, even as it plans to roll out commercial vehicles soon.
Nestlé Nigeria has collaborated with Lagos Business School (LBS) to run a Sales Academy to train and equip its employees.
Despite Africa’s impressive growth in past 25 years and its entry into the digital economy, the job market continues to be in a depressed state as youth unemployment continues to rise.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the Government will streamline its processes so that it accords Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) the support they deserve.
Philip Morris International Inc. has been recognized for the third consecutive year as a Top Employer in Africa, awarding the company’s commitment to creating an excellent work environment for its employees.
One hundred and twenty jobs will be created in the province of Lunda Sul, with the conclusion in December of the current year of an industrial park in the municipality of Saurimo.
Kenya’s largest grower and exporter of rose flowers, Oserian Development Company, has been awarded in three categories of the 2018 Federation of Kenya Employers awards, emerging as the only winner in the horticulture industry.
The African Development Bank’s Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA), has provided funds totaling nearly US $2 million to its Jobs for Youth in Africa initiative.
Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, CEO of Jack Hammer, the largest independent executive search firm in Africa, says in the past year there has been a 75% increase in briefs from US-based businesses seeking assistance with leadership appointments in Africa.
The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana and the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Rwanda Dr. Peter Woeste, have signed a financing agreement worth €42 million.
Four years after the oil boom ended and Central African countries faced a sudden reverse in their fortunes from the strong growth of the early 2000’s.
The economic well being of any nation rests on the country’s ability the create sustainable jobs for all.
Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) slowed in the second quarter of 2018, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has declared a wage dispute with the Minerals Council of South Africa.
With competition across public and private sector now being driven by innovation, Kenyan institutions have invested heavily in modernizing operations and selling the convenience message to customers.
Safaricom Foundation’s Wezesha programme has partnered with Generation Kenya to equip unemployed youth aged 18-35 with the knowledge, skills and tools required to succeed in a job.
The African Development Bank in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria has inaugurated a Task Force to drive its first Public-Private Round Table on Youth Employment and Skills Development.
South Africa’s official unemployment rate increased by 0,5 of a percentage point to 27,2% compared to the first quarter of 2018.
Nestlé Nigeria’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mauricio Alarcon has been appointed as second Vice President of Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA).
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is helping Bonne Viande de Madagascar—or BoViMa—build a modern feedlot and slaughterhouse that is expected to help create an export market for zebu beef and goat meat.
Kifle Bantayehu is an Ethiopian entrepreneur, consulting professional and policy strategist. He founded in 2016 Afrinection, a platform that closes several gaping holes in the African employment and investment market.
Afrinection is a free web-based integrated professional networking, jobs, and marketing platform that aims to address the gap of networking among African professionals.
TEMBISA, the Youth Employment Service has launched its first Community Hub, a smart infrastructure solution that aims to address youth unemployment challenges in South Africa.
While the cities of West Africa grapple with large migratory flows, consisting chiefly of young people, they must tackle the many challenges associated with this rapid urbanization.
Kenya Association of Manufacturers and Kenya National Commission on Human Rights have launched the Malindi Public Inquiry Audit Report to establish compliance with the Human Rights Principles and Standards by salt manufacturers.
For South Africa’s youngest citizens finding a job remains an enormous challenge. While the country’s official unemployment rate is now 27.7%, the most affected group by far are young people under the age of 35.
Act4Accountability (ACT4) and the Mastercard Foundation have announced the Diaspora Initiative to Support Youth Training Organizations ("DISYTO") in Nigeria and Uganda.
Amref Health Africa through its WASH program is initiating a new intervention that turns plastic wastes, one of the biggest environmental challenges, to a business opportunity for youth income generating groups
To reduce unemployment in Kenya, the Kenya Association of Manufacturers and GIZ have launched a job portal, a first of its kind in the region.
Thousands of MTN employees in 21 markets across Africa and the Middle East have launched the company’s annual employee volunteerism programme,
African migration could boost growth and positively transform the structure of the continent’s economy, UNCTAD’s 2018 Economic Development in Africa Report reveals.
Avoiding or limiting job losses when companies merge has become a major priority for competition authorities throughout East and Southern Africa.
Representatives from Angola have joined international experts in Geneva, Switzerland to explore the dynamics of trade in services, and consider new ways to harness services trade for more sustainable growth.
East African nations can harness their trade policies to help empower women economically in the region, thanks to improvements in education, employment and other key areas.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Daltex, an agribusiness producer in Egypt have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to increase economic opportunities for its women employees and smallholder farmers.
The Kenya Chamber of Commerce & Industry has signed a five-year memorandum of understanding with the E4Impact foundation an accelerator that will fund, incubate and mentor 20 local businesses annually.
In 2016, the Kenya Tea Growers Association decried the uncertain future of investment in tea, due to the rising costs of labour.
The Government of Japan has announced that it will fund a project addressing youth unemployment through vocational training and enhanced cooperation with transnational corporations in Liberia’s wood industry.
The Government of Japan has announced that it will fund a project to promote youth entrepreneurship in north-eastern Nigeria.
Sarah Fitzgerald is Managing Director at Executives in Africa, a company engaged in executive and upper management placements in sub Saharan Africa, identifying local African talent, Africans in Diaspora and expatriate managers.
Rapid technological progress provides a golden opportunity for emerging and developing economies to grow faster and attain higher levels of prosperity.
Visa has announced the launch of the first Visa Everywhere Initiative for Sub Saharan Africa to young developers.
Currently, one of the most debated topics influencing innovation is digitization and its impact on the future of employment.
Jackie Macharia, a 26-year-old software developer based in Nairobi, works for a company headquartered in London that sets up solar panels in India.
EU supports South Africa to boost job creation, small business development and improved governance with €62 million package
Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica on his official visit to South Africa, met the Minister of Finance, Mr Nhlanhla Nene, and the Minister for Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu.