By Roseline Bangura
Africell’s Managing Director Shadi Gerjawi has said the company is the largest employer in the telecommunications industry with approximately 1000 direct staff, in addition to contractors and sub-contractors. Gerjawi was speaking at the National Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Fair (NYEEF) hosted at the prestigious Bintumani International Conference Center in Freetown.
He said the NYEEF is a pivotal platform that bridges the gap between employers and job seekers in the country. He said NYEEF is an important event that creates the opportunity for potential job seekers to interact with employers and showcase their talents and skills, including making their CVs available, and establishing direct contacts that may not be available elsewhere.
“This is the second time Africell-SL is participating in the NYEEF. Last year we were the leading sponsor as a telecommunications company, demonstrating our commitment to job creation, youth empowerment, and sustainability in the country,” Gerjawi stated.
He further highlighted Africell’s involvement in initiatives aimed at supporting young people in acquiring education and knowledge through programs such as the E-learning centre. Gerjawi emphasised the company’s track record of executing successful programs, resulting in the awarding of certificates to numerous participants.
Additionally, the Africell MD announced that the company’s booth at the fair would provide job seekers and prospective applicants with the opportunity to physically submit their CVs or use a Q-R code to apply directly.