Creative Mogadishu Job Seeker Gets Job Offers After Billboard Advert
An unemployed Somali youth has taken the hunt for a job to another level. Abubakr an IT graduate decided to put a billboard on a busy Mogadishu street seeking for a job vacancy “My name is Abubakar Ahmed Hussein, I’m a graduate, I studied IT and Computing. I’m a job seeker. Please hire me” was the message on the billboard. A photo of the billboard has been circulating on social media and Abubakarks getting noticed by potential employees. "Perhaps @MogTechSummit should offer spac for talented kids/youths to showcase and build connection with companies. Help —> @khadari @iRiseHub @AbdiAddow1" Abdihakim Aynte tweeted Then came an immediate response from the co-founder of iRisehub Khalid Ismail "Fore sure, we will get in touch with him. Thanks Ainte" Ismail tweeted. Sostec Inc a Somali technology comoany alerted Abubakar on possible employment. "We're looking 4 Software Developers. This job posting below is still open if he is interested. Since he looks ambitious and motivated we decided to take his application 2d final "testing" stage of our merit based recruitment process. We'r contacting him" Sostec Inc tweeted Unemployment among Somalis youth is at it's highest since the country gained it's independence. Most hit are the locals as compared to Somalis from the diaspora. Nepotism has been blamed as one of the reasons why many Somali youth cannot get jobs locally. "Excellent way to show the importance of creating jobs for our youths not our relative... leaders should listen our demands" Said Mohamud Isse tweeted. "Because of (sic), if you don't have European or American passports government and international organisations will not hire you. And sometimes you see one person has two posts while others are jobless" Mohamed Said tweeted. Over 70% of Somali population is under 35, unemployment among youth is almost 70% according to latest research.