– Ajiry allows people to access services like laundry, mechanic and secretarial services among others just from their phones
– It is developed by Investment Company Centum and aims at broadening youth’s access to jobs
– Both skilled and non skilled workers can create profiles and they will be contacted by clients interested in their services
– Companies can also use the platform to advertise for vacancies or seek goods and services from other businesses
– Ajiry app can be accessed by login in onto Ajiry website
Thousands of jobseekers in the country can now breath a sigh of relief following the launch of a jobhunting portal.
Branded as Ajiry, the platform seeks to connect both skilled and non skilled workers to employers and opportunities in different sectors.
Ajiry further provides a unique link between businesses; where they can be able to easily source human resources and goods.
Speaking during the launch of the online based platform at Nairobi’s Two Rivers Mall on Wednesday, May 22, Centum Group Chairman Chris Kirubi termed Ajiry as a game changer in how youth access employment.
Kirubi exuded optimism the platform will plug the widening gap in the formal employment sector where job opportunities had sharply dwindled.
“Our young people are very committed. You have seen what they are doing in IT. Some of them are even working from home. Many young people have totally gone away from being employed. They have learnt this and what they are doing is seeking advice on how to create job opportunities for themselves,” said Kirubi.
Centum CEO James Mworia observed that there were many skilled youth who had been condemned to joblessness since they were not visible to employers.
Mworia noted that Ajiry will broaden availability of jobs and solve the challenge of awareness.
“When I was young, I used to provide accounting services to small companies, however, I used to face a challenge of awareness. What Ajiry wants to do is to broaden availability of this jobs so that the youth can access them,” said Mworia.
Team leader of the Centum Cyber security team Mwau Brian, revealed that the platform allowed anyone to register as a job seeker, service provider or employer.
Among the services one can get include: plumbing, electrician, hair dresser, security personnel, academic writers, interns, computer technicians and secretarial among others.
“All a job seeker needs to do is to create a profile by signing up, enter their credentials, browse around for work or wait for someone to seek for your services,” explained Mwau.
The event was also attended by Youth Enterprise Development Fund boss Ronald Osumba and National Youth Council CEO Raymond Omondi.
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