Manufacturing is instrumental for the development of the national economy. The nation has registered impressive growth from export market in the past few years. Looking from a closer, the structure of exports constituted leather and leather products, food and textiles and other industrial exports. Export earnings generated from the sector have been able to meet about half of the sector's foreign exchange requirements.
At the same time, manufacturing industry employs only 0.5 per cent of the labor force, while the textile and food industries accounts over 60 per cent of the manufacturing employment.
To further strengthen the sector, there has a need to develop the human power acquiring skilled and semi-skilled labor force. Hence, executive personnel such as managers, production supervisors, various disciplines in engineering, should take priority. Read more. Source | Ethiopian Herald