Government has decided to give BrighterMonday a run for its money. In an attempt to try and tackle the challenges faced by any Jobless Kenyan , the Government through the ministry of East African Community and Labour has put up a website through which any jobless Kenyan can go to and get linked to potential employers.
Explaining the importance of the newly launched website during the Trade Week at KICC, the East African Community and Labour Cabinet Secretary Ms. Phyllis Kandie said that Kenyans will use the portal as a one stop shop for information about the labour industry in the country. The system together with the portal has been dubbed Kenya Labour Market Information System (KLMIS).
“Through the National Employment Agency and in partnership with the private sector, job seekers will be able to register and upload their CVs and apply for the same, free of charge. The ministry will ensure that every young person seeking employment is identified by carrying out a continuous county level registration process through the KLMIS Platform,” she said.
The KLMIS Platform is hosted at www.labourmarket.go.ke from where the jobless Kenyan is promised to find “a summary of all the vacancies within various occupational groups that were advertised within specific periods of the year”. If you are wondering how the government through the Ministry of Labour finds the vacancies, the labour portal goes ahead to explain that “the vacancies were either advertised directly in the KLMIS or in the mainstream media (Daily Nation, The Standard or the East African)”.
At the bottom of the portal, there are links to training which provides a list of institutions of learning and the programmes offered in those institutions, jobs board from where the jobless Kenyan is expected to get the job listings, and volunteer opportunities link that should allow those with time to volunteer to particular courses. At the time of writing this article, both the jobs board and the volunteer opportunities links had no jobs or volunteer opportunities listed.