AAI’s ‘Talent Central’ Site to Link African Talent with Africa-Focused Jobs in the U.S. and Africa

January 16, 2014

Given Africa’s need to build an educated and skilled workforce to compete in a knowledge-based global economy, AAI is creating a new feature on its website to connect outstanding African talent with Africa-focused jobs in the U.S. and in Africa.

A skilled workforce is essential to fill the top managerial, vocational, and technical positions at Africa-based and international businesses as the economies in African nations continue to grow and prosper.

The new website feature called “Talent Central” aims to help solve the human resource needs of institutions and companies operating in the U.S and on the continent through a jobs board, and career and repatriation tips, tools and blogs targeting the African Diaspora. The site is scheduled to be live in February.

Following the success of AAI’s inaugural Career Expo: Talent Summit, AAI will build on the panel discussions at the Summit to feature top jobs and links to tools and resources for job seekers on the site. The site’s blogs and guest posts will address relevant issues such as what recruiters look for in candidates, making a smooth transition to working in Africa, career planning tips, and insight into the latest job trends and developments on the continent.

The “Talent Central” site will be a “go-to” resource for potential employers and academia looking for well-educated African talent, particularly from the Diaspora in the U.S.  Africans in the U.S. are one of the most educated and employable immigrant populations. Two of every five African foreign-born adults have earned a bachelor’s or higher degree, cites The Migration Policy Institute.

Representatives of Africa-focused institutions from the corporate, government, and nonprofit sectors in the U.S. and on the African continent are encouraged to submit job announcements and guest posts to the site.

To learn more about the site, please contact Angela Mugure Gachui, AAI’s coordinator for the “Talent Central” site at talentcentral@aaionline.org.

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