- Government says there will be more jobs in agriculture in 2018
- Job seekers are being urged to reduce their expectations in searching for a job
Job seekers looking to land a job in 2018 should relax their expectations. This is according to the deputy minister for employment and labour relations, Bright Wireko-Brobbey, who tells Joy Business that job seekers should not be expecting jobs in offices.
According to him, government's agenda for job creation in 2018 will be centered on agriculture and the expansion of infrastructure. He says job seekers will be employed along these lines.
Reports by the African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET), indicates that government's grave challenge has been the rising youth unemployment which is estimated at 48 percent.
The government has assured to reverse this trend in 2018. Already, programs as the planting for food and jobs, one district one factory is believed to churn out over 750,000 jobs respectively.
Speaking of Joy FM, Bright Wireko-Brobbey, impressed on job seekers to take advantage of these job openings. According to him, university graduates will have to relax their expectation of landing an office job in 2018 and rather concentrate on the attractive jobs government will be offering.
"All those looking for jobs must brace up for 2018. Come with the fact that you want jobs and not the kind of jobs anticipated. A lot more jobs will not be found in Accra or Kumasi. A lot more jobs will be found in the districts and they will largely be in agriculture," the deputy stated.
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