Close to 10 thousand jobs seekers expected to visit seventh annual job fair

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Co-hosted by the Society of Human Resource Management in Ethiopia (SHRME) and Yeneta Events, this year edition of the 7th annual job fair is expected to attract from seven to ten thousand job seekers.

Girum Ketema, Board Chairperson of SHRME said in a press conference on Wednesday that in this year job fair, close to ten thousand job seeking professionals and organizations from various sectors and over 30 employers will be part of it.

The job fair is scheduled to take place from June 10 to 12, 2022 at the Addis Abeba Exhibition Center focusing on “Creating opportunity by bridging the gap”.

The event will bring local, international and multinational organizations from the private sector, governmental and, development organizations together with junior, middle and senior level professionals under a single roof with the main aim of creating employment opportunities for professionals and fulfilling recruitment needs of employers.

Established in 2007, SHRME organized six job fairs which enabled close to two thousand job seekers to join the market annually, according to Ruth Yohannis, Vice Board Chairperson of SHRME.

Addis Abeba has the highest rate of 18% of unemployed people in Ethiopia, a data from Labor, Enterprise & Industry Development Bureau of the city shows.

Also, two million job seekers join the market every year. “The trade fair will enable to host these professionals by creating job opportunities,” Tilaye Alemayehu, Representative of Job Opportunities and Food Safety at Enterprise & Industry Development Bureau, said in a presser held at Sheraton Addis.

Face to face interviews, and on-the-spot offer and negotiations are expected to take place by participating employers.

As part of the event, panel discussions will be held focusing on timely and critical topics of youth employment, and the issue of human capital as the driver of organizational success.

SHRME is the first of its kind association focusing on upholding high industry standards in the human resource profession. It also aims to be leading voice of human resource issues nationwide, and aims to do this by conducting research and development for the advancement of the profession of human resources management, among others.

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