This Directorate is responsible for issues relating to employment mainstreaming in national development programmes to ensure that such programmes lead to employment generation. The unit is also responsible for formulation, implementation and coordination of employment policy. It advises government on labour policy issues, and promotes programmes that are trying to address unemployment. In close collaboration with Labour Department, the Unit ensures that the employers and employees better understand their respective rights and obligations as enshrined in the Labour Act of 2007. It analyses trends in the labour market and advises government appropriately, and also ensures that national planning frameworks articulate employment issues adequately. The Unit also represents the MOTIE in technical meetings relating to employment and labour both within and outside the country.

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