In pursuit of Governor Godwin Obaseki’s job creation and skills development drive in Edo State, EdoJobs, in partnership with Genius Hub, has concluded plans to host not less than 500 local businesses to a stakeholders’ gathering to assess skills gaps and proffer solution to unemployment and underemployment.
Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor on Skills Development and Jobs Creation, Mrs. Ukinebo Dare, who disclosed this in a chat with journalists, said that the gathering would hold on Thursday, September 27, at the Imaguero College Hall, Benin-City.
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She noted that the gathering is aimed at mobilising local businesses to benefit from the training opportunities offered by EdoJobs and also tackle the various impediments to attracting skilled hands in the state. She added that EdoJobs would also be launching a digital marketplace for artisans, in collaboration with Genius Hub, which provides a platform for artisans to advertise their trade to increase patronage.
“The gathering will provide opportunity for networking and building stronger collaboration among over 500 businesses in the state. The one in Edo South is the first; other legs would hold in Edo North and Central. We are very keen on building a strong workforce in Edo State and this will give us the opportunity to directly interface with the employers of labour and entrepreneurs to see how best to support them.”