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The transition will also affect an additional 250 contracted junior developers in Nigeria and Uganda under the developer mentorship program/COURTESY

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Andela to lay off 170 Junior Developers in Kenya

The transition will also affect an additional 250 contracted junior developers in Nigeria and Uganda under the developer mentorship program/COURTESY

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 18- Software firm Andela is set to lay off 170 junior developers in Kenya over increased demand for more experienced talent.

The transition will also affect an additional 250 contracted junior developers in Nigeria and Uganda under the developer mentorship program.

In a statement, Andela Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Johnson said the move to lay off its workforce was important for the company to meet the global market demands.

“We will be shifting our approach to be focused on senior talent with junior talent layered in on top of it as we let go of those employees who we don’t believe we’ll be able to find meaningful work for over the next year,” announced the CEO of Andela, an incubation firm backed by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

He added that the tech company has organized programs and partnerships to support the affected individuals.

“We’ve partnered with innovation hubs in each country CcHUB in Nigeria, iHub in Kenya, and Innovation Village in Uganda to help connect the impacted developers with opportunities in their local ecosystem and we have identified over 60 companies who are looking to hire top quality junior engineering talent,” Johnson adds.

Going forward, Andela intends to hire another 700 experienced engineers by the end of 2020 in order to keep up with demand from partners.

It also plans to invest in the Andela Learning Community, through which the company has already trained more than 30,000 learners in software engineering fundamentals.

Andela was launched five years ago to solve the pervasive global challenge, and today represents over 1500 engineers and is working with more than 200 of the world’s most respected technology companies.

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