Friday, January 29, 2016

What to expect in 2016 in Uganda’s job market


By Mariam Kigongo
Uganda’s economic update mainly focuses on the importance of jobs in the context of Uganda’s growing economy. As it is for other countries around the world, jobs are very essential for Uganda’s development because they determine the living standards of every individual and household, whilst supporting economic transformation and promoting social cohesion.

Uganda’s economy has grown significantly over the past years after we got our independence Uganda has seen massive growth and development to date, this growth is expected to continue also in the future. Presently, however, a significant proportion of the country’s population are not benefiting optimally from this growth. Most of Uganda’s labor force is employed but rather in low productivity activities. This is largely because most of the largely productive and rapidly expanding economic sectors which are often more capital intensive than labor intensive. For this reason they employ a small sector of well-experienced people in those fields.

“In 2016, we hope to see a change in the employment sector, where the everjobs Uganda team has noted that the majority of the companies in Uganda employ the most people in Sales and Marketing. Administration and ICT is also on the rise, however we noted that with ICT, most employers require people with more experience in such fields to fill those positions.” says Patrick Kabayo, the Business Growth Manager at everjobs Uganda.

Uganda’s labor force is on the rise everyday growing above four percent per annum, where Uganda can add 95% of the potential workers into the labor market by 2020, adding to the challenge of creating more opportunities jobs and achieving equitable growth.

The team at everjobs Uganda is willing to achieve this mission by getting more employers to post their jobs on www.everjobs.ug where they are able to gather relevant applicants for their vacancies, as well as cite the best talent from a vast database of CV’s through the system’s convenient headhunting function. The team foresees a significant growth in the employment sector this year and is willing to make sure it happens.
 
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