Ethiopian initiative creates 1.7m jobs
Ethiopia has created over 1.7 million job opportunities through the government’s job creation initiative during the just completed 2016 / 2017 Ethiopian fiscal year, according to the Ethiopian Urban Job Creation and Food Security Council. The council said that the East African country, which had an initial plan to benefit 2.1 million citizens through the initiative, was able to create opportunities for 1.7 million people who reside in federal cities across the country. The council had been implementing a platform to register job-seekers across the country, in which 1.7 million people were registered and employed through various sectors during the reported Ethiopian fiscal year. Ethiopia’s manufacturing sector, followed by the construction industry, was said to be at the forefront in creating job opportunities for the burgeoning working class Ethiopians during the stated period.