Tapping into Africa’s vast pools of talent is the answer to Europe’s labour shortages.On 15 and 16 December, the MATCH project will showcase African talent through a virtual match making event. Aimed toward Dutch companies, the event will allow recruiters to interview highly skilled job seekers from Nigeria.
Job seekers with skills in computer software development, engineering, data science, agritech, fintech, logistics, healthcare and other sectors will be pre-selected based on the recruitment needs of participating Dutch companies.
The match making event is nestled within the annual NABC Digital Africa Business Days; the two-day event is aimed at attracting Dutch ministries, the private sector, African ambassadors, trade partners and business platforms from across the Benelux. The theme of this year’s event is co-creating solutions to Africa’s challenges in food, water, energy, health, and circular economy during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. On Day 1 (15 December), attendees will have the opportunity to attend a plenary discussion about circular mobility between Africa and Europe and learn more about the potential of African talent as a solution to Europe’s labour shortages. On Day 2 (16 December), a spotlight on the MATCH project will be led by the International Organization for Migration and the Netherlands-African Business Council NABC, to kick off the match making interviews.
The MATCH project is a demand-driven circular migration project. MATCH seeks to address labour market shortages in four European countries; Italy, Belgium, Luxemburg and the Netherlands. This will be achieved by enabling an estimated 210 migrants from Nigeria and Senegal to work for a period of 1-2 years in companies within sectors where specific labour shortages have been identified. The MATCH project is funded by the European Commission from 2020-2023.
Interested Nigerian job seekers can upload their profiles on www.areebajob.com/