Private sector jobs growth hits 2-year high in November

Private sector jobs growth hits 2-year high in November

Economy

Private sector jobs growth hits 2-year high in November

Monday December 06 2021 jobs

Graduates queue for job interviews. FILE PHOTO | NMG

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Summary

  • A monthly survey, based on feedback from about 400 corporate managers, suggested that companies in agriculture, wholesale and retail, services and mining sectors reported “solid expansion” in the workforce last month.
  • In late October, President Uhuru Kenyatta lifted a night-time curfew that had been in place since March 2020, a move that was expected to spur economic activity.
  • The sustained hiring is a boost to jobseekers, especially the more than one million young people who graduate from colleges and secondary schools in search of low-cadre positions like clerks.

Kenya’s private sector hiring increased in November, growing fastest in two years, pointing to increased workload after lifting the 18-month night-time…

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