The Ministry of Labour has developed a labour portal where people will upload and access vacancies, apply for jobs and access numbers of people employed for a specified period.
Ministry of Labour Ken Kandodo disclosed this on the sidelines of an event marking opening of Icam House in Blantyre, which he graced on Friday.
Kandodo said, currently, it is hard to know how many jobs have been created within a specific period because there is no system that can give real time data.
“We promised to introduce job centres but, for a job centre to work, we need to have a software which will link all job centres so that if one goes into a job centre they should access all information; so, we have developed a software and it will commissioned end of April or beginning of May and, with that, we will track job creation at the click of the button,” Kandodo said.
He said the ministry is formulating a strategy which will facilitate the creation of one million jobs and will be ready for launch next month.
Employers Consultative Association of Malawi President George Khaki welcomed the initiative, rating it as long overdue.
“Data were indeed lacking on what vacancies we have and what type of skills we have so that we should make policies that are evidence-based. Therefore, we welcome this initiative and employers are willing to work with the government,” Khaki said.
During campaign, the Tonse Alliance promised to create one million jobs within the first year if voted into power.
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