TalentsinAfrica.com has launched to connect Africans to new opportunities taking on Ringier One Africa Media’s Jobberman and the rest with a $35,000 seed capital from GoodSoil Venture Capital and Twelve Spring Investment Group.
Founded by Emmanuel Leslie Addae and Daniel Amoako Antwi, in March 2017, the platform began as an idea to help them and their friends at Ghana’s Africa Internship Academy to upload their resume and get matched with employers.
Africa is currently home to 1.2 billion people and is also one of the fastest growing economies in the world. In 2016, half of the world’s 25 fastest growing countries were in Africa and almost 40% of the continent achieved GDP growth of more than 5%. The continent has a high population of young people as well, with reports that 41% of the African population is under the age of 15.
By 2030, Africa will have the largest work force in the world. More than half of the world’s population growth will be in Africa by 2050. The continent’s population is set to grow by 50 percent to 1.5 billion by 2030, and by 2040, Africa’s working-age population will rise to 1.1 billion from about 500 million today – greater than the working-age populations of China and India combined.
Again, Africa is projected to be 2.5 billion in 2050, surpassing China and at par with Asia by 2100. The working age population (ages 15-64) is projected to triple to 1.25 billion. In an era where human capital is a tremendous resource, Africa has a role to play, TalentsinAfrica.com aims to do that by simplifying the recruitment process for both job seekers and recruiters.
The platform has grown beyond job search with a recruitment software that simplifies recruitment process for users. It has more than 200,000 resumes in its database and now charges employers and recruiters in sourcing for talents using their search engine.
The platform aims to connect more Africans to job opportunities across Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria, Tanzania, Senegal and Cote D’lvoire in both English and French.
The job listing search engine aggregates job postings from around the web and connect active job seekers to employers and recruiters around the world. It also provides an ‘easy to use’ avenue for job seekers to create and share online a detailed profile of their skills and experiences for potential employers to consider.