A name has gone out to non-public organisations to companion with the Lagos State Authorities in its drive to bridge the unemployment charges within the State and in addition enhance the possibilities of gainful job alternatives for job seekers.
The Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke made the decision on Wednesday throughout a stakeholders assembly held at Ikeja with recruitment specialists on methods to companion with the federal government to make sure that unemployed youths are gainfully employed within the State.
The information exhibits about 6.8 million individuals make up the labour power inhabitants in Lagos State out of which 3.99 million individuals are totally employed and one other 1.5 million individuals are underemployed.
About 870,000 Lagosians who’re employable did completely nothing.
The Commissioner famous that the assembly was organised on the behest of the Lagos State Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment, as one of many strategists being utilized by the federal government to unravel the speed of unemployment within the State, leveraging on the experience of recruitment businesses to attain the collective aim of job creation and work placement as they know the place the job alternatives are.
In line with her, We’re methods exterior what the federal government can do to unravel the unemployment difficulty, due to this fact, we have to speak to companions, to specialists within the recruitment subject on methods to collaborate to unravel the unemployment surge and discover how we are able to put graduates within the employment bracket.
Arobieke defined that regardless of the excessive price of unemployment within the nation, there are nonetheless vacant positions but to be crammed as a result of notion that the majority graduates are unemployable, including that this could possibly be linked to job seekers’ lack of employability expertise, the mismatch between demand for labour and the power of candidates and outdated faculty curricula which lack entrepreneurship and employability expertise.
Sustaining that the assembly was to enrich the targets of the 5 job registration/labour alternate centres in every division of the State, Mrs. Arobieke mentioned it the interactive session additionally geared toward enhancing the graduate internship programme, employability expertise coaching and mentorship programme organised by the State Authorities.
She expressed the hope that deliberation would proceed to engender an expert community between the Ministry and recruitment specialists till the margin between the employed and unemployed is drastically bridged.
Whereas highlighting the efforts by the current administration in the direction of addressing the plight of the unemployed in Lagos, the Commissioner recommended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his dedication and help in guaranteeing that unemployed youths are gainfully engaged for sustainable livelihood, which was underscored by the latest approval of two,000 job seekers for internship programmes at company organisations the place the federal government shall be paying their allowances for six months.
The stakeholders assembly with the theme “Partnering for Success, Adapting Internship and Job Placement Practices for Post COVID-19 Reality” later went into plenary periods moderated by Mrs. Titi Akisanya, a number one recruitment marketing consultant/knowledgeable.