Ethiopia’s Oromia region Enterprise and Industry Development Bureau, says it has created jobs for 165, 173 unemployed youth during the last three months.
The Director of Plan and Budget of Oromia Enterprise and Industry Development Bureau, Slieshi Faffa told the ruling party affiliate media FBC, the Bureau has been actively working to reduce the number of unemployed youths in the region.
The report stated that construction, trade, services, agriculture and manufacturing sectors are the areas the youth have got jobs. Mr. Sileshi stated that his office will be focusing on graduate students from higher education. He also indicated that his office is planning to create permanent and temporary jobs for a total of 1.1 million during Ethiopia’s next fiscal year which begins July 8, 2019.
In Ethiopia unemployment has been a major challenge for the government, which was forced to embark on major reform. Reports show that while the total number of Ethiopians entering the job market every year is estimated between 2 to 3 million, the country has managed to provide jobs to only about one million of them.