In recent years, e-commerce has witnessed steady growth both in sales volume and number of traders. In fact, “AT Kearney” predicted that e-commerce activity in the Middle East will grow to more than $ 20 billion by 2020, with more than 200 million tech and digitally savvy youth. Such staggering numbers have resulted in thousands of new job opportunities for many talented youth to achieve their goals in a healthy and innovative work environment, in line with the recent open digital economy and “e-marketing” that encourage the highly-competitive e-commerce. Such digital medium adds to the expansion and readiness of the market in general to include SMEs and small projects that need a chance to showcase their work and win new customers.
Hammering on this present and future expansion, Jumia, a specialist in durable digital solutions and e-commerce infrastructure, announced providing more than a 1,000 paid training opportunity to the youth in the field of e-commerce. Taking place over the course of 3 months, trainees will get a real opportunity to practice on the process of e-commerce; allowing them to witness an interesting and exciting competitive experience of a very interactive and cooperative work environment under the theme of "team spirit" while also learning different technicalities, steps and specializations of the world of e-commerce. Jumia will also give a chance for those who proved excellence during the training to join Jumia’s workforce and start a real career.
“In line with the government's transition towards digital economy, this training opportunity will provide youth with continuous training that qualifies them for these new career path. As one of the main partners in the digital reform and e-commerce development, the training has been activated to create a large base of calibers; experienced in all aspects of e-commerce process,” stated Hisham Safwat, CEO of Jumia Egypt.
Safwat added that this opportunity is a great leap towards spreading the culture of training to help the youth acquire the needed skills to start a career in one of the fastest growing markets. “This will definitely open more doors to support the role of SMEs and their contribution in the economic development.” He mentioned.
Stressing on the importance of the local market and that of the whole region, Safwat highlighted that the Arab region and the local markets remains - despite all - one of the fastest regions in the world to open up to e-commerce, by offering a wide range of high quality products at very reasonable prices.