Centum Investment Limited has introduced a job app in Kenya that seeks to link young people directly with employers or people looking for expert services. The Ajiry app is designed to help workers and employers to network effortlessly without middle-men.
Centum Director Chris Kirubi said the software will source for contractual, short-term, casual or one-off jobs. “Once an individual has downloaded this application, workers will cast a wide net in their search for job opportunities and in turn further formalize the informal industry,” said Mr Kirubi.
The launch of the application comes at a time the rate of unemployment among the youth is high. Kirubi encouraged the youth to take advantage of the Ajiry application, which he said would provide vast opportunities and help bridge the unemployment gap.
“Employment opportunities for the youth are endless via the new Progressive Web Application,” he said. “We need to train our children to be practical and how to use their skills and talent. For the first time, the government and other institutions are catching up. It is not all about passing exams, it’s about the skills and talents they have.”
Mr James Mworia, the Executive Director at Centum Investment Limited added that the youth should not necessarily focus on the monetary impact but concentrate to gain experience which will eventually lead them to become billionaires.
Different companies seeking employees will be charged Ksh400 by Centum Investment Limited that will help prevent cases of fraud
“I will urge the young people not to mind the dues they receive while starting off on a job but should focus more on sharpening their skills which will, in turn, make them be billionaires,” he said during a panel discussion.
Ajiry has been built around a Progressive Web App model which allows users to use less personal phone/Wi-Fi data bundles and less storage on their devices.
This means one does not need to download it as an application and can be searched on the web at no cost. However, different companies seeking employees will be charged Ksh400 by Centum Investment Limited that will help prevent cases of fraud. [ This article was adopted from Capital FM report)