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117 get garment jobs under new initiative

Published on November 02, 2017

A Mombasa-based garment factory has hired 117 machine operators underlining the potential of short-term courses in jobs generation for the youth in the export sector.

East Africa Trade Hub said the new employees were the first batch of trainees that went through an eight-week teaching at clothes factories based in Nairobi and Mombasa.

The firm plans to train 2,000 clothes-machine operators. It says “a short-term machine-specific training strategy” should be adopted to ease shortage of specialist skills in the sub-sector.This, the firm said, will help create sustainable jobs for the high number of unemployed youth across Kenya. Read more. Source | Business Daily