Unilever Ghana Company Limited has declared its preparedness to support capacity building and skills enhancement in the country for the job market.

This would equip the youth of the country with managerial skills to start their own business in the job market.

Speaking at a press briefing dubbed: “An evening with our Media partners” last Friday, the Managing Director of the West Africa branch of the company, Mr. David Mureithi, said the youth is the future of every country, therefore, it will be a great idea if companies train and develop young graduates to occupy future leadership positions for the betterment of their nation.

He said Unilever Ghana, the head quarters of the company’s West Africa branches, has succeeded in expanding its post university national service programme by taking an extra 50 personnel from their core functions across the country.

As one of the key holders in national development, he said the company will re-train 20 – 30% of its recruits who excel to full time workers.

He noted that the recruitment of workers which is currently running is based on what the company describes as ‘Future Leaders and Graduate Recruitment Programme.”

At the end of the past year he said a turnover of GH¢20.9million representing a growth of 33% was made by Unilever Ghana adding that the achievement was in spite of the sharp rise in commodity cost which impacted their production costs and underscoring the resilience of their business.

He said the company is well aligned to double the size of its business by 2015.

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