DRC’s JobWangu connects job seekers to companies


In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), job seekers and companies use different paths to go about their daily lives, but now any inherent roadblocks for finding a job is about to end thanks to JobWangu, DRC’s new online and mobile portal. JobWangu is a platform for job seekers and companies alike, and aims to ease the strenuous task of finding a job in DRC.

This is the first site in the DRC where job seekers can post their CV’s online and companies can post job descriptions to attract applicants.

The job portal is trying to address the issue of young people finding work. The unemployment rate stands at 73% and JobWangu suggests that contributing to these high rates of unemployment are new graduates and employers that do not exist in the same place. The hardest hit demographics, JobWangu claims, are young people aged between 15 and 24 living in towns and cities. JobWangu also says that connections play a major role in finding a job in the DRC, and of the 9,000 young people leaving Congolese universities each year, fewer than 100 find a job.

JobWangu’s mandate is to centralise all job offerings. The site covers Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Goma, Mbuji-Mayi, Kisangani, Masina, Kananga, Likasi, Kolwezi and Tshikapa covering 34 employment sectors.



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