Job seekers in Malawi will soon have an official platform to look and find jobs, equally for employers will know where to find potential candidates.
Minister of Labour and Manpower Development Henry Mussa told journalists in Lilongwe that Government would like to end burden that people are facing when searching for employment, as well, to enable employers have information of number of qualified people they look for.
He said Malawi is to establish Labour Employment Bureau with support of International Labour Organisation (ILO) and offices will be in each and every district.
Speaking in Lilongwe when introducing the new Country Director for International Labour Organisation responsible for Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique Alexio Mushindo, Minister of Labour, Mussa said there are few things to workout before the offices for such task are introduced in all districts.
“He (Mr. Alexio Mushindo) came to get our priority list, one of which is establishment of Labour Employment Bureaus,” he said
“We are going to have system data that the job seeker, by the touch of a button is able to know which companies are looking for what skills. Equally the employers should be able to get information as to how many of qualified people are looking for employment.”
The Minister added that government is preparing for infrastructure, hiring of district labour officers and equipment for the offices.
Mussa emphasized that the Labour Employment Bureau is one of the key area which Malawi has asked ILO to assist because government wants to enable people look and find jobs in their district of residents without necessarily travel to towns or another region to look for jobs.