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Richard Mbewe PhD – May 22,2010

Dr. Mbewe, a Business Trainer, Management Consultant and Adjunct Professor of International Economics & Management in Poland, talks about Zambia’s labour market and its dynamics. According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), of the three billion people who constitute the labour force globally, more than one billion women and men are either unemployed, underemployed or working poor. Even though statistics in Zambia show that more than 80% are in one form of employment or another, most of these are either underemployed or classified as unpaid family workers. “Clearly”, says Miniva Chibuye, Coordinator of the Social Conditions Programme at the JCTR, “the creation of decent jobs has not kept up with the increase in labour supply”.

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