Private sector jobs growth hits 2-year high in November
Monday December 06 2021
Graduates queue for job interviews. FILE PHOTO | NMG
By CONSTANT MUNDA
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- 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…