During the 7th Job Net organised by the City of Kigali through its Kigali Employment Service Centre (KESC), around 1500 participants were recoded. Among them 1378 were jobseekers and 63 companies and the total was 1,441.
The Job net is an event that brings together job seekers and employers in the line of exchanging labour market information.
First launched in 2014, it has since grown stronger and bigger and from this time it is going to take place twice a year after the request of beneficiaries.
This year’s first Job Net took place on 3rd December, 2019 at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village in Nyarugenge District and was officially inaugurated by Eng. Mutuyimana M Claude, the Executive Secretary of City of Kigali in the presence of Mwambari Faustin, the Director of Labour Research and Employment Promotion at Ministry of Public Service and Labour (MIFOTRA)
Job Net is one of the significant tools that City of Kigali is using to tackle the issue of unemployment among the youth. It works by connecting jobs seekers with potential employers and share job related information.
During Job Net, jobseekers – majority of which are the youth, have the opportunity to network and make important connections with potential employers. Unlike other job fairs or events that are focused on securing employment for jobseekers on the day of the event, Job Net’s emphasis is on networking and providing information to youth about the job market.
Job Net offers participating companies an opportunity to showcase their products and services. Companies usually set up stands and put up banners with information about their products and services. Moreover, space is provided for them in the venue to display job vacancies in their organizations.
With many companies gathered together in one venue, there is a unique opportunity for job seekers to be inspired and learn about the work of other companies in their areas, exchange ideas as well as find ways of working together.
In the official opening, Mwambari Faustin congratulated young employers who come in the job net to provide job opportunities while in previous years, there were there searching someone to provide job to them
The executive Secretary of City of Kigali, Eng. Mutuyimana M Claude revealed that in the fiscal year 2019-2020 the job net will take place twice a year because of its importance.
“This way of bringing together job seekers and employment has helped many participants in different way of getting jobs, getting labour information, trainings, self-employment etc. That is why we have decided to make it happened twice to keep it growing.”
The event is organised by the City of Kigali through its employment Centre (KESC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Service and Labour, Ministry of Youth, National Youth Council, Dot Rwanda, Benon Holdings, among others
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