The story behind how Jobberman came to be, will always remain a fascinating one.
Seeing the plans of three students, from one of Nigeria’s prestigious universities, come to fruition and thrive, even, after ten years is definitely not a cliche.
Jobberman, founded by Opeyemi Awoyemi, Olalekan Olude and Ayodeji Adewunmi, has become a website synonymous, with online job applications in Nigeria.
It was formally launched in August 2009 and has become popular for its unique user-friendly outlay, as well as a wide range of job opportunities, touching almost every sector of the economy.
The site, with contents that cut across different facets, caters to, not just fresh graduates in the country, but also, to those looking to change careers; those looking to switch things up in their present careers and even, aid HR executives in making their jobs seamless.
Ranked as the fifth most visited site in Nigeria by alexa, the company has also been rated multiple times, by Forbes Magazine – No. 8 in Forbes Magazine’s Top 20 Tech Start-Ups in Africa, as one example.
It is featured in the McKinsey Internet Report on aspiring countries, as one of the most ‘Innovative Companies in Nigeria.’
Jobberman is acclaimed as West Africa’s most popular job search engine and is currently the top choice for employers, seeking to put information of vacant positions on the internet and for job seekers, searching for new jobs.
The Unity In Adversity Campaign
As the coronavirus and it’s effects keep raging, Jobberman has gone a step further, to contribute in the area of job recruitment and helping businesses in Nigeria to stay afloat.
This is definitely a stride, worthy of emulation for other job listing sites in Africa.
According to a post on the company’s official site, ‘To ensure we support your business continuity, Jobberman is enabling you to post free job listings for the next 3 months.
So, if you need the best and brightest talent to steer your organisation beyond these challenging times, you can hire them with ease, by posting a free job listing, with access to our database of over 2.2 million professionals across Nigeria.’
To corroborate the above, a report by The Network has stated that, based on traffic, Jobberman is not only just the largest job site in Nigeria, it is the largest in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa.
Jobberman has, also, gone the extra mile for critical sectors – healthcare workers & front-line businesses – by offering a special significant discount on their premium recruitment products and services.
This is ongoing, bearing in mind its contributions in safeguarding the communities and in battling the COVID19 pandemic.
Explaining the rationale behind the free job listing idea, the statement states that ‘We are doing this because we are sure we will be here, alongside your organisation for the next 10 years to come.
This is our unity in adversity commitment to you and the general business community across Nigeria, we are here for you.’
The introduction of free job listings for three months, apparently boasts innumerable benefits for individuals, businesses and the economy.
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