Top 5 Nigerian job sites revealed as unemployment stats surface

January 23, 2018 • Features, Lists, Top Stories, West Africa

Top 5 Nigerian job sites revealed as unemployment stats surface

Top 5 Nigerian job sites revealed as unemployment stats surface.

On Sunday 21 January 2018, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in Nigeria released its Labour Force Statistics Vol. 2: Employment by sector report in Abuja. The report revealed that 7.5 million Nigerians were left doing nothing between January 2016 and December 30, 2017, due to the hair-raising unemployment rate in the country.

According to the NBS, out of the country’s labour population of 85.1 million as reflected in the third quarter of 2017 (Q3), 77.55 million were engaged in some sort of economic activity for at least an hour a week, (8.46 million-1-19 hours; 18.02 million-20-39 hours; 51.06 million-above 40 hours), while 7.53 million are doing absolutely nothing.

These stats will be worrying for a country which has been in an unstable economic climate fueled by political instability and uncertainty.

With this in mind IT News Africa has identified 5 top Nigerian job sites:

1)  is a purely Nigerian focused job site. Users can search and find their next career path from recruiters and employers from across the country, read on career advice from industry experts and hiring and recruiting advice. Users can also sign up for alerts to receive the latest job vacancies delivered straight to their inbox.

2) is not just a Job Portal according to the site. The site is aiming to build an interactive and dynamic online destination for Nigerians worldwide to collaborate, interact, get informed and exchange ideas on career issues. It aims to help people grow their career or business with a wealth of resources and exposing opportunities which otherwise could have gone unnoticed.

3) is one of Nigeria’s top job search, recruitment and career websites. It provides users with the latest jobs and vacancies in Nigeria on any given day. As a job seeker on the site, you can search for jobs from latest and verified job adverts and receive career information from employers and recruiters in all Nigerian states. Users can upload/create your resume to improve your visibility.

4) was registered in 2010 and aims to provide top-notch job services in Nigeria. According to the site, it has filled a gap in the recruitment market in Nigeria which has seen them become one of the three leading job websites in Nigeria. MyJobMag offers jobseekers and employers lots of tools to simplify job search and recruitment.

5) is a media and publication company covering the entire value chain from recruitment, career development programs, advertising and marketing in different industries such as Banking, Information Technology, Oil and Gas and so on. It helps employers in getting exposure and attracting the right candidates for their company through the online portal which constantly advertises new Job vacancies from small companies as well as multinationals in Nigeria. Employers and applicants can use the platform to advertise their Job vacancies, receive, track and sort applications.

By Dean Workman
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