Mozambique: Parliament approves state budget for 2019
File photo: Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security Vitória Diogo
The government expects a slowdown in job creation of around 4.5 percent against 2017 figures in Mozambique this year, Labour, Employment and Social Security Minister Vitória Diogo has said.
Speaking at the beginning of the works of the Consultative Committee on Labour (CCT) Minister Diogo says that the government foresees the creation of 360,575 jobs in the public and private sectors, against 377,639 generated in 2017 – a reduction of 4.5 percent.
Minister Diogo did not elaborate on this forecast, particularly regarding the private sector, nor comment on the expected decrease, in a session in which no provision was made for questions from journalists.
For 2018, she continued, the professional training of 165,414 people and the purchase by the State of four mobile vocational training units for potential job seekers was expected.
Labour authorities would this year promote 4,305 pre-professional internships, and the entry into the Social Security System of 13,655 companies, 180,877 employees and 14,037 self-employed people, she said.
“We would like to encourage business people to continue to open space and create conditions in their working environment for young Mozambicans to take up pre-professional training and acquire knowledge of the labour market, increasing their employability,” the minister said.Source: Lusa