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Hilda Kragha appointed as new CEO for Jobberman.Com Nigeria
24-06-2019 | 07:08:00
Hilda Kabushenga Kragha has joined the Jobberman Nigeria as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the growth and operations for the company.
African space industry generating over USD 7b annually, to exceed USD 10b by 2024, report
20-06-2019 | 09:08:00
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.
[Kenya] The Manpower Company introduces employee outsourcing model in the flower industry
19-06-2019 | 13:01:03
Flower farms in Kenya can now outsource employees from a pool created and managed by The Manpower Company.
Kenya launches public sector wage bill study report
18-06-2019 | 09:20:00
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.
Africa to benefit from OFID's approval of US$580m for operations in developing countries
13-06-2019 | 10:34:00
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.
DFIs, Mastercard Foundation partner to sponsor 2X Invest2Impact business competition in Africa
06-06-2019 | 11:26:00
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.
[South Africa] KZN, Tongaat-Hulett set up task team to avert job losses
06-06-2019 | 08:30:00
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 announces fully paid 26-week parental leave for female employees
30-05-2019 | 06:13:00
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
28-05-2019 | 06:00:46
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.
[Nigeria] Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, USADF partner to create jobs for 15,000 youth
24-05-2019 | 13:22:00
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.
UNIDO propels Ethiopian leather industry to new milestones
21-05-2019 | 08:13:00
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
16-05-2019 | 09:17:00
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.
[South Africa] Trade Minister approves the revised ADEP guidelines
14-05-2019 | 08:42:00
The South Africa Minister for Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has approved the revised guidelines of the Aquaculture Development and Enhancement Programme (ADEP).
USADF, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund partner to increase youth employment in Nigeria
09-05-2019 | 11:19:00
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.
Nedbank create jobs for South African youth new employment initiative
06-05-2019 | 07:31:22
“This is an opportunity that I’m hoping will take me far,” says Lebogang Sothoane.
World Bank, Egypt sign $200m agreement to promote local economy
06-05-2019 | 07:04:00
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.
SAP opens a technology skills development facility for youths in South Africa
30-04-2019 | 09:17:18
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.
UNIDO, Japan launch project to enhance job creation and livelihoods in Liberia
29-04-2019 | 09:15:00
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.
[South Africa] Government targets 160,000 unemployed youth with $546 million training programmes
25-04-2019 | 08:24:00
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 signs MOU with Ureed to boost economic opportunities for women in MENA
25-04-2019 | 06:50:00
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.
Low-paid workers catching up over time in Mauritius, World Bank report
25-04-2019 | 06:29:00
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.
Mauritius makes gains in bridging income inequalities among workers, report
24-04-2019 | 06:44:00
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.
Togo creates 35,000 SMEs jobs in the agricultural sector from AfDB support
23-04-2019 | 14:45:00
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.
First population dataset to track South Africans' health and well-being
23-04-2019 | 09:26:00
The South African Population Research Infrastructure Network (SAPRIN), together with the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), recently released its first population dataset.
Over 2,000 South Africans set to benefit from a $36 million skills development training initiative
19-04-2019 | 08:30:00
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 recognized as South Africa’s best employer brand in the financial services sector
16-04-2019 | 14:45:49
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.
World Bank unveils human capital plan to propel investment in Africa's people
12-04-2019 | 06:53:00
The World Bank has unveiled a new plan to help African countries strengthen their human capital.
Alexander Forbes and Mercer launch Arrive, a benefits solution targeting employees in Ghana
02-04-2019 | 08:59:00
Only about a quarter of Ghanaian workers in the formal sector have access to suitable benefits.
DHL Express, Comdata and Hyundai among best companies to work for in Morocco, survey
28-03-2019 | 09:32:00
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.
Skills and network gap leading causes of unemployment in Nigeria, MyJobMag survey
22-03-2019 | 12:59:09
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.
WCP assists 1 000 companies and saves 50 000 jobs, Productivity South Africa report
21-03-2019 | 06:43:00
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 South Africa implements a new banking delivery model
19-03-2019 | 07:29:21
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.
[Column] Flora Mutahi: Closing the gender gap in the Kenyan workplace
08-03-2019 | 07:41:39
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 South Africa creates jobs for 540 youth through its YES programme
07-03-2019 | 08:45:00
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
07-03-2019 | 06:00:00
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.
Innovation key to creating much-needed jobs in Africa, UNECA
06-03-2019 | 06:32:06
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 investment in flexible work permit for foreigners, human rights deliver economic payoffs
04-03-2019 | 12:30:00
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.
[Ghana] Mercer partners with Learning Organization to tap local talent
08-02-2019 | 07:03:17
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.
[Kenya] Oserian targets top students with scholarships, job opportunities
06-02-2019 | 08:15:00
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 needs 12 million new jobs yearly to stop rising unemployment, report
18-01-2019 | 06:31:00
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.
Seychelles launches five year HR policy and strategy
16-01-2019 | 06:33:45
The Government of Seychelles has launched a 5-year Policy and Strategy on Human Resources Development (HRD) to support its Sustainable Development Strategy.
South Africa accounts for 90 per cent of global platinum mining market, report
16-01-2019 | 06:20:35
Global Platinum Mining to 2022 report has been released providing a comprehensive coverage on global platinum industry.
[Morocco] IFC and Marrakesh Safi in deal to drive growth, create jobs
31-12-2018 | 10:30:00
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
Faster internet fuels job growth in Africa, Columbia Business School research
20-12-2018 | 08:06:23
The expansion of fast Internet in Africa positively affects employment rates in connected areas, according to research from Columbia Business School.
Nine of ten Africans unqualified for the Jobs they apply for, ROAM research
14-12-2018 | 07:07:35
Close to 90 per cent of applicants that apply to a job position are objectively not a match to the role advertised.
Senegal's industrial park open for business
05-12-2018 | 06:30:00
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
26-11-2018 | 09:25:00
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.
European Investment Bank signs €200 million loan deal with Afreximbank to support job creation
23-11-2018 | 06:05:38
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.
AfDB approves $123 million grant for Ethiopia’s Basic Services Transformation Programme
21-11-2018 | 06:21:00
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.
ACP investment in Angola reaches $40 million in ten years
20-11-2018 | 12:00:00
Angola Capital Partner (ACP), which manages the investment funds of Norway, has invested $40 million in Angola provinces over the last 10 years.
[South Africa] Public warned against fake website promising UIF benefits
20-11-2018 | 09:11:00
The South Africa Department of Labour is warning the public against a bogus website doing rounds on social media platforms promising the UIF benefits.
[South Africa] Encouraging new investment in the economy is government key priority, Trade Director
15-11-2018 | 12:00:51
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.
South Africa employment industry dominated by labour brokers, report
13-11-2018 | 13:15:00
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.
[Kenya] Affordable housing key for Nairobi employees in deciding where to live and stay, study
07-11-2018 | 11:29:00
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.
[Cameroon] Transformation will come via rigorous development planning, study
06-11-2018 | 07:10:00
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.
[Nigeria] Dangote Sinotruk Automobile expands to enhance local content, provides more jobs
05-11-2018 | 11:05:00
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 partners with Lagos Business School to train employees
18-10-2018 | 08:16:00
Nestlé Nigeria has collaborated with Lagos Business School (LBS) to run a Sales Academy to train and equip its employees.
[Column] Sandiso Sibisi: Youth employment key to development in Africa
18-10-2018 | 06:15:00
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.
Kenyan government explores new ways to support SMEs
17-10-2018 | 13:56:26
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 recognized as Africa's top employer
11-10-2018 | 06:56:58
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.
[Angola] Industrial Park to create 120 jobs in Lunda Sul
11-10-2018 | 06:39:23
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] Oserian Flowers feted for innovation, inclusivity in workplace
28-09-2018 | 08:15:00
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.
AfDB boosts jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy with $2 million
26-09-2018 | 06:49:38
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.
Sharp increase in US demand for top leaders in Africa, says firm
25-09-2018 | 10:36:00
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.
Rwanda and Germany sign €42 million agreement to support job creation
21-09-2018 | 12:50:00
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.
[Column] Five roots to Central Africa’s industrialization
17-09-2018 | 11:36:20
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.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Why TVET is central to economic development
28-08-2018 | 10:33:00
The economic well being of any nation rests on the country’s ability the create sustainable jobs for all.
Nigeria’s GDP slowed in 2018 second quarter
28-08-2018 | 07:15:54
Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) slowed in the second quarter of 2018, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
NUM declares a dispute with the Minerals Council of South Africa
23-08-2018 | 08:02:23
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has declared a wage dispute with the Minerals Council of South Africa.
[Kenya Business Week] Realigning businesses to drive growth
09-08-2018 | 10:42:37
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 and Generation Kenya partner in youth empowerment
09-08-2018 | 07:20:11
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.
[Nigeria] AfDB, government inaugurate task force on youth employment
07-08-2018 | 08:51:00
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] Key sectors record job losses, labour survey
01-08-2018 | 11:19:12
South Africa’s official unemployment rate increased by 0,5 of a percentage point to 27,2% compared to the first quarter of 2018.
[Nigeria] Mauricio Alarcon appointed second vice president of NECA
23-07-2018 | 08:27:00
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).
[Madagascar] IFC invests $4 million in BoViMa to boost meat exports
13-07-2018 | 13:04:00
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.
[Interview] Kifle Bantayehu, Founder, Afrinection.com
13-07-2018 | 08:05:00
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 launches to improve Africa networking, job possibilities
09-07-2018 | 08:33:00
Afrinection is a free web-based integrated professional networking, jobs, and marketing platform that aims to address the gap of networking among African professionals.
[South Africa] TEMBISA launches hub to address youth unemployment
29-06-2018 | 11:12:00
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.
Urbanization dampens growth opportunities in West Africa, World Bank
22-06-2018 | 11:12:42
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] Report on salt sector’s compliance to human rights released
18-06-2018 | 13:04:00
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.
Upskilling, Gig Economy become ways to fight youth unemployment in SA
14-06-2018 | 08:09:00
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.
Uganda and Nigeria youth in new jobs initiative
08-06-2018 | 06:53:00
Act4Accountability (ACT4) and the Mastercard Foundation have announced the Diaspora Initiative to Support Youth Training Organizations ("DISYTO") in Nigeria and Uganda.
Amref Africa turns plastic waste into jobs for Ethiopia youth
07-06-2018 | 07:14:06
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
[Kenya] KAM, GIZ launch portal to improve manufacturing job search
05-06-2018 | 08:05:00
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.
MTN leverages employee volunteerism programme to empower youth
01-06-2018 | 14:55:00
Thousands of MTN employees in 21 markets across Africa and the Middle East have launched the company’s annual employee volunteerism programme,
Migration in Africa plays growing development role, report
01-06-2018 | 10:48:00
African migration could boost growth and positively transform the structure of the continent’s economy, UNCTAD’s 2018 Economic Development in Africa Report reveals.
[Column] Joyce Karanja Ng’ang’a: Saving jobs is a priority for African competition authorities
30-05-2018 | 06:00:00
Avoiding or limiting job losses when companies merge has become a major priority for competition authorities throughout East and Southern Africa.
Angola looks to services trade for more sustainable growth
15-05-2018 | 13:43:00
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 Africa women grapple with unemployment, trade barriers, UNCTAD report
09-05-2018 | 14:06:44
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, Daltex partner to boost opportunities for Egyptian women in agribusiness
08-05-2018 | 08:56:15
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.
Kenya Chamber of Commerce signs pact with E4Impact to boost entrepreneurship in Kenya
04-05-2018 | 11:04:00
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.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: National Wage Policy: The Next step for Kenya
04-05-2018 | 06:02:00
In 2016, the Kenya Tea Growers Association decried the uncertain future of investment in tea, due to the rising costs of labour.
Japan works with UNIDO to enhance cooperation and boost jobs in Liberia's wood sector
30-04-2018 | 14:00:00
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.
[Nigeria] Japan, UNIDO invest in youth entrepreneurship programmes
26-04-2018 | 12:50:00
The Government of Japan has announced that it will fund a project to promote youth entrepreneurship in north-eastern Nigeria.
[Interview] Sarah Fitzgerald, Managing Director, Executives in Africa, UK
26-04-2018 | 11:46:00
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.
Disruptive technologies to widen income inequality, cut jobs in Africa, new study shows
25-04-2018 | 11:48:17
Rapid technological progress provides a golden opportunity for emerging and developing economies to grow faster and attain higher levels of prosperity.
Visa unveils the first Visa Everywhere Initiative targeting young developers in Sub Saharan Africa
23-04-2018 | 08:32:00
Visa has announced the launch of the first Visa Everywhere Initiative for Sub Saharan Africa to young developers.
Siemens and Anglo American Platinum collaborate on digital skills development in Africa
17-04-2018 | 09:29:53
Currently, one of the most debated topics influencing innovation is digitization and its impact on the future of employment.
Africa's tech talent finds its place in the global economy
11-04-2018 | 09:54:48
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
10-04-2018 | 10:49:00
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.