Africa’s business landscape has been rapidly changing, due to increased regional mobility, urbanization and population growth.
In West Africa, jobs creation in the formal sector has been slow but steady over the last couple of months. According to Data Fintech’s West Africa Employment Report, in September 2017 Ghana created 146 jobs on the marketplace, while Nigeria created 538 jobs on the marketplace within a similar period. There seems to be hope for Ghana with Trading Economics reporting an expected 1,605 jobs to be created in Quarter 4 2017.
Job creation in Nigeria was spearheaded by IT/Telecommunication, having created a total of 116 jobs out of 538 jobs. The second most popular job category was Sales/Business Development jobs having created 74 Jobs. Interesting to note is the demand for Sales/Business Development professions in Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda in September 2017. Nigeria’s unemployment rate is expected to stay at highs in Quarter 4 2017 as job creation in the country is not expected to increase.
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