Nigeria Tech Start-up, ‘Yard’ Develops App To Match Job Seekers With Employers

An I.T solution company known as ‘YARD’ has unveiled Web and Mobile Apps, a digital employment platform to March job seekers with organisation across the global.

At the formal Web and Mobile Apps launch, The Chief Executive Officer of Yard, Anderson Idoko said the I.T solution is looking forward to becoming the largest data bank of CVs across the globe, as it has already gotten over 2000 subscribers at the test run stage.

With this level of success, the Executive Officer is nursing the target of 2 million users by 2023 and up to 15 million in the next four years of existence.

Idoko said the App would be ready for download from Tuesday next week and urged job seekers key into the initiative to connect with the jobs of their dream. He said the solution also has a ‘Learn’ component where job seekers can take professional courses to boost their CV and stand a better chance of securing suited jobs.

“Yard also has a learn, which is a learning platform that allow people to take professional courses to better their career and chances of getting their dream job”, Idoko said.

On the alarming rate of unemployed and underemployed Nigerians, Idoko said the I.T solution company will through the use of Artificial Intelligence, match the job seekers with certain requisite skills with employers who request for such skill. According to him, the match will done on behalf of the job seekers even while they are asleep.

He said the App allows job seeker to upload their profile, which includes picture, skills, educational background and a 30 seconds video of the subscriber to enable employers to eliminate guess work when seeking for employees.

According to Idoko, Yard work better to “simplify and speed up the process of cv push using Artificial Intelligence to link talents and skills to a vast network of vacancies and opportunities that match Users experience and qualifications.”

Also speaking at the event, the Executive Director, Nigerian Export Promotion Council, Ezra Yakusak assured the management of Yard of NEPC willingness to partner with any institution that is readily available to develop innovations through IT solutions in supporting the non-oil export drive of the Country.

Yakusak also commended the company for the digital innovation at providing solutions that are scalable, proven, secure, easy to use and support business growth.

As the biggest economy in Africa with one of the largest population young people in the world, the NEPC Boss said Nigeria is well-positioned to develop a strong digital economy, which would have a transformational impact on the economy.

He said, “As trade improves economic efficiency and contributes to poverty reduction, ICT can also promote economic and social development. Therefore, trade and ICT have great potential to reduce poverty by improving, among other things, the production and sale of goods and services.”

He said NEPC has been able to complete the registration process for exporter certificates within twenty-four hours, through the employment of an IT solution.

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