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It is a virtual online marketplace for everyone irrespective of age, class or sex. The platform provides an avenue and opportunity for potential employees and employers to meet. This service has been available in the western world and now LanceGuru joins the ranks of online sites that give you access to web developers, software developers, mobile and database specialists, graphic designers, writers, marketing and advertising specialists, legal gurus, virtual assistants, data entry specialists, plumbers, electricians etc.
Online freelance sites are vast with the likes of 99designs, agentsolo, allfreelancework, contractedwork, coroflot, craigslist, elance, freelancer, guru, hiretheworld, ifreelance etc. These sites are however limited because they do not cater for Nigeria and African countries. This is where LanceGuru comes in. The purpose of LanceGuru is to meet a need by providing a platform for skilled unemployed individuals to own a free virtual office while having access to free resources like the electronic library and seminars to market the skills they possess.
Besides the unemployed skilled people, it will also cater for those who desire to work part time as well as entrepreneurs who seek to develop their business. Membership varies from professionals like tax consultants to vocational jobs like plumbers, electricians, mechanics. Employers can post projects and select people based on previous experience, performance level as well of competitive bidding.
Quoting Brand consultant, Mr.Kayode Adeyinka, the lead consultant of Simon and Noble, a company that specializes in Search Engine Optimization, content management, online reputation management and a host of other services and are Brand Consultants to LanceGuru, “Lanceguru is the professional’s haven”.
The web platform is an invite only for now for private beta, you can register on lanceguru.com. The sites gives you the opportunity for skill development, earn income, network and develop contacts, thus giving the best price for the best people with competitive bidding and a referral system. It is a win win opportunity as professionals get to boost their careers , they can get the best labor deals and boost production capacity of the country. It will make unemployment a thing of the past raising the next generation of entrepreneurs.
According to the Statistician-General and Chief Executive Officer, NBS, Dr. Yemi Kale, the total number of unemployed Nigerians rose from more than 12 million in 2010 to more than 14 million in 2011, unemployment is highest among youths aged between 15 and 24, 25 and 44. The Director-General, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Muda Yusuf, said though unemployment and poverty in Nigeria might not double this year, the situation might not record considerable improvement.
He noted that unless governments at all levels allowed room for investments and improve on security, jobless persons in Nigeria would “significantly shoot-up.”LanceGuru will help change the way we view ‘employment’ in the country