A report by NSSA has said since 2017, there has been a 20% increase in employment between 2017 and August 2020, Sunday News reports.
Data extracted from the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) reports show that:
- Jobs were created in agriculture (41 percent) construction (40 percent) and the energy sector (37percent).
- Formal employment figures increased from 1 083 823 in 2017 to 1 296 396 as of August this year.
- Retrenchments are also on the decline and thus while 4 493 workers were laid off in 2017, 1 668 lost their jobs in 2018 and 1 461 in 2019 according to the Retrenchment Board.
While speaking during a Post Cabinet briefing yesterday Infomation Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said:
The Government, with support from the International Labour Organisation (ILO), is implementing two major projects since 2017. These two are the Empowerment for Women and Youth Project (E4WAY) in Zimbabwe and the Green Enterprise Innovation and Development Project, which are meant to economically empower women and youths.
Experts, however, said the ongoing pandemic would affect at least 25% of formal jobs in 2020.
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