FG signs off NELEX Portal for Jobseekers, Employers

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The Federal Government on Wednesday disclosed that it has approved the opening of employment and job creation portals for the unemployed Nigerians living in the country and in the Diaspora called NELEX.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige revealed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He emphasized that the digital platform was intended to be utilized by employers on the one hand and job searchers on the other, explaining that the platform had not been improved over time and could not withstand the stress of the amount of individuals seeking to go into it.

He said, “The employers will come in and load the vacancy they have, the type of skill they want, the qualifications of people that can fit in there.

“Then the job seekers those who are looking for job, graduates, non-graduates will register, put in the qualification, put in their skill and what you can do and then the two groups are matched. The employer can speak with a job seeker, via that platform.

“So over the years we have not been able to expand it. But on a bilateral, multilateral agreement now the funds are provided. So we are redesigning it, remodeling it, and then upgrading the infrastructure.

All You Need To Know About NELEX: 

National Electronic Labour Exchange NELEX is a programme by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment to enhance job exchange processes across Nigeria.

National Electronic Labour Exchange (NELEX) project is an innovative platform which is designed to evolve a database of employable Labour in the Country so as to facilitate the job exchange functions of the Ministry.

On NELEX website, you can get the right type of candidate. Our database comprises of employed and unemployed persons that are active searching for work.

Employers and Licenced Private Employment Agencies are allowed to mine through the abundant human capital resources available to arrive at the best mix of jobseekers to fill that job vacancy.

NELEX create a competitive environment for effective job recruitment in the country and facilitate economic plans of the Federal Government by providing real time information on employment rates.

NELEX provides reliable database of employable labour, give tools for international labour migration exercise.

NELEX provides platform for the Ministry of Labour and Productivity to update job seekers on job creation activities and areas of opportunities in business,

NELEX provides advice on skill demand thereby creating a link between employer needs and skills supply, give employers both local and foreign an access point to the available labour in the country.

NELEX was built on the idea that an employer does not need to spend hours trying to voice out their recruitment needs.

When Will The Portal Be Functional?

According to the Minister of Labour, the Portal would be functional after 12 weeks (three months) of remodeling and renovation to accommodate a larger number of job seekers and employers.

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