Public Employment services


The National Employment Authority Act, 2016 provides for a comprehensive institutional framework for employment creation in terms of enhancing employment promotion interventions, and promoting access to employment by the youth, minorities and marginalized groups.

Under the public employment services mandate the services provided b the Authority   include: Registration of Kenyans seeking employment and linking them with job opportunities; Assisting employers to acquire workers with appropriate skill sets by enabling employers access a pool of skills available in NEA database from where to select ;Provision of labour market information especially on employment matters; Provision of occupational and vocational guidance and counseling; and Provision of advisory services on policy issues touching on employment.

Other services provided by the Authority are:

  1. Advising on formulation of employment policies and strategies for national and county governments;
  2. Advising both the national and county governments on any policy matter concerning employment;
  3. Advise both the national and county governments on any policy matter concerning employment;
  4. Developing methodologies for employment measurement, management and promotion;
  5. Conducting periodic surveys on labour market skills requirements and advicing training institutions and job seekers appropriately to ensure that training and skills match the job market requirements;
  6. Monitoring implementation of employment policies and programmes;
  7. Facilitating cooperation with national government, the private sector, the informal sector and foreign governments and institutions to promote and increase access to employment;
  8. Facilitating continuous training and other activities of Kenyans to improve their chances of employment and work skills;
  9. Registering persons seeking employment;
  10. Maintaining an integrated and up-to-date database of all persons seeking employment;
  11. Taking necessary steps to encourage equal opportunity employment practices for the benefit of the unemployed;
  12. Facilitating the employment and placement of jobseekers in formal and informal or any other form of employment, locally and internationally;
  13. Taking necessary steps to encourage equal opportunity employment practices for the benefit of the unemployed;