Digital jobs offer skills, promise to Africa's unemployed youth
Although Africa's economy has expanded rapidly in recent years, it has not kept pace with the growth of its youth population or their need for jobs.
Digital jobs offer skills, promise to Africa's unemployed youth IRIN
IRIN on Friday, June 7, 2013
reviews [0]
Business [9]

Although Africa's economy has expanded rapidly in recent years, it has not kept pace with the growth of its youth population or their need for jobs. 

With almost 200 million people between 15 and 24 years old - a figure that is set to double by 2045, according to the African Economic Outlook's (AEO) 2012 report - the continent has the youngest population in the world. Yet despite the increasing percentage of Africa's young people with secondary and tertiary educations, many find themselves unemployed or underemployed in the informal economy. Part of the problem, according to the AEO study, is a mismatch between the skills young jobs seekers have to offer and those that employers need.

                           
  Comments
» Not yet reviewed by any member. You can be the first one to write a review.

» You must be logged in to post a comment.
Sponsor
Related Articles
(NewsUSA) – No longer content with tanning on a tropical beach with some easy reading, many Americans are seeking enrichment in their travels. After all, you can read.... The Moroccan trade show for industrial subcontracting, machinery, equipment and services, will take place at OFEC, the Casablanca Exhibition Centre, from 9th to 12th December.... (NewsUSA) - In the Horn of Africa, barren landscapes and dirt fields surround large riverbeds that are totally dry. Herds of goats and camels, tired and emaciated, walk through.... Altys Group announced the launch of the ForaCare Suisse AG FORA Diamond MINI blood glucose monitor in South Africa. An exclusive distributor of ForaCare since 2013, Altys Group.... (NewsUSA) – Americans, feeling overwhelmed by problems at home, might forget the people facing tough times abroad. Take Kenya. Although the country’s politics....