Benin’s government and the Media Contact Group on Monday signed a partnership agreement to set up a telephone platform that will recruit 1,000 graduate youths annually. unemployed
“Execution of the -Allo Public Service- will enable Benin’s government and the Media Contact Group to recruit 1,000 youths in 2015, 1,000 youths in 2016 and in subsequent years until we hit 9, 700 youths in mid and long term,” Benin’s Communication Minister Jean Dansou said, adding that “this will reduce unemployment rate among Beninese youths.”
According to Benin’s National Institute of Statistics and Economic Analysis, youth unemployment and underemployment has reached alarming proportions.
The institute says unemployment among youths aged between 15 to 29 years increased from 1 percent in 2001 to 14.3 percent in 2012, while underemployment among the same age group rose to 70 percent in 2013 against 50 percent in 2011.
Each year, over 150,000 youths join the job market, with about 30,000 of them not having any qualification.
Created in 2006 by a group of African investors, Media Contact Group has positioned itself as one of the major actors in the public relations field in Africa. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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