Andela has just announced that it is letting go as many as 420 junior engineers across its operations in Nigeria, Kenya, and Uganda.
According to a press statement the company’s restructuring of its talent pool is in a bid to meet growing market demands.
In the recent development, 250 junior engineers from its Nigerian and Ugandan offices have already been let go, while another 170 would most likely be laid off from its Kenyan office soon.
According to the Co-founder and current Chief Executive Officer, Jeremy Johnson, while giving reasons for the new development, he said;
“As the talent world has evolved, we have as well, and over the past few years, it’s become increasingly clear that the world needs what Andela provides: high-quality engineering-as-a-service. It has also become clear, however, that the majority of the demand is for more experienced talent, and to keep up with it, we need to grow our senior talent base even faster.
“This shift in demand also means that we now have more junior talent than we are able to place. This is a challenge for the business, and for these junior engineers who want, and deserve, authentic work experiences that we are not able to provide.”