Mogadishu Job Fair: Ambition and success beyond education
The event was attended by government officials from different sectors, international organizations and local business owners.
MOGADISHU, Somalia – The Mogadishu Jobs Fair is an important part of the activities that contribute significantly to the creation of jobs and job opportunities in Somalia by developing close cooperation with the thriving private sector, companies, NGOs, vocational training institutes, universities and government institutions to access job opportunities obtain.
It aims to make a social impact in local communities including job seekers, employers, training providers, recruitment and freelance companies, business owners and local authorities. Whether you’re looking for a fresh start, a better job, or a new career direction, job seekers will find a wealth of exciting opportunities at this free job fair.
A variety of employers from both the public and private sectors will seek to hire for immediate job opportunities in a variety of fields. Hano Academy will hold this job fair on December 22, 2022 from 800-1600 at Elite Hotel Mogadishu.
The event was attended by government officials from different sectors, international organizations and local business owners. Government representatives included DG Abdullahi Mohamed Ali and Mr. Yusuf Mohamed Adan – Minister of State at the Ministry of Labor and Social Services; Mr. Abdirahman Abdullahi – Deputy Chairman of the Somali Chamber of Commerce and NGO representatives including Miss. Anisa Osman – Human Resource Manager at SOS Somalia; Ms. Aisha Barhood – Project Coordinator at the Somali National Women Organization and Mr. Ahmed Nor Adan Deputy Assistant Director Advocacy & External Engagement on behalf of the National Director World Vision Somalia.
Local Employers’ Representatives include Mr. Mohamed Hassan, Marketing Director of Amal Bank, Representatives of Idman Bank, Salaam Somali Bank.
“The government is working to strengthen national employment policies to create jobs and reduce the unemployment rate in the country,” Minister of State Yusuf Mohamed noted during the job fair in Mogadishu.
“The Somali Chamber of Commerce is working to create favorable business opportunities for the youth. We urge young people to venture into business and become self-reliant,” remarked Mr. Abdirahman Abdullahi, Deputy Chairman of the Somali Chamber of Commerce, during the event aimed at young people.”
“We have cheap loans for start-ups, young people shouldn’t shy away from financial institutions,” Mr. Mohamed Hassan, Marketing Manager at Amal Bank
“Technology is critical to enhancing skills and their necessity in today’s job market. We urge youth to embrace technology to increase their employment opportunities.” Mr. Ahmed Nor Aden – World Vision Somalia.
There was a panel discussion where the youth asked burning questions and participants enlightened them on job creation and skills enhancement.
“We are delighted with the response we have received from employers wanting to attend the job fair. This opportunity brings together the talented employees of our community with great employers who are looking for employees. In line with our mission to provide professional training to transform our community, this job fair is a great way to personally network with employers, network, showcase yourself in the industry and gain confidence.: Mr. Yusuf Mohamed – Director of Operations and Center Head of Hano Academy.
This event has showcased over 45 areas in companies and employers eager to meet job applicants, as well as colleges and universities willing to meet with individuals looking to advance their skills.
“We have worked to improve the lives of children and youth in Somalia, both in health care and in creating opportunities. I urge the youth of Somalia to focus more on improving their skills for professional maturity” – Anisa Osman – Human Resources Director at SOS – Somalia.
There were free services, resources and tools to assist both job seekers and employers throughout the job search, hiring and employment process. The organizing team provided online and on-site services to support job seekers, including an automated job match system, internet access, local newspapers, employment advice and career assessments, and workshops on job search, resume writing and interview techniques.