As unemployment continues to rise in Kenya, the country’s jobseekers are turning to websites hosted in and out of the country for online work, mainly freelance engagements.
Each year, a big number of graduates from universities and tertiary institutions join the job-hunting group in Kenya, but not so many can get a chance. High unemployment rates have left millions of youths jobless.
However, the country’s online job sites have helped relieve the unemployment pressure for the jobless, mainly the youth, by providing online jobs enabling the youth to earn money as freelance workers. The websites offer various jobs such as writing, web and graphic design, internet marketing, online tutoring, online researches, jewellery selling, adverts placing, data entry, telecommuting that are popular among Kenyans and some other opportunities that do not require special skills, thus allowing all kinds of people to work.