Andela will cut 400 junior engineers across Kenya, Uganda, and Nigeria. this is coming from CEO Jeremy Johnson.
Andela will end its developer training programs in Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda—three of its four African campuses. This means it will let go of over 250 of its contracted junior developers in Lagos and Uganda while up to 170 trainees in Kenya could also be “potentially impacted,” the company says.
These layoffs are coming after Andela released its first time income figures that indicate it will surpass $50 million in 2019 annual revenue.
The staff cuts are due to market demand and shifts in customer requests for more experienced senior engineering talent and less junior engineers.
Andela, is an African startup that trains software developers, place them on four-year contracts and outsource them to work on projects. Andela has a client-base of over 200 companies around the world.