The theme of KLMIS is "Labour Market Information for Optimal Human Resource Planning, Development and Utilization".

Our Objectives

To serve as a Labour Market Observatory/Intelligence/watchtower for the economy through provision of timely, relevant and reliable labour market information.

This information will include:

  • Current jobs as advertised by employers
  • Top occupations per quarter
  • Skills supply and demand
  • Training institutions & Programmes
  • Periodic reports on Key Labour Market indicators
  • Available labour market services.

Beneficiaries of the KLMIS

The beneficiaries of KLMIS will include : Job seekers / Volunteers, students, parents, individual citizens, investors, employers / Volunteer Involving Organisations(VIOs), employees, educational and training institutions and policy makers.

The KLMIS will provide necessary information to guide on career choices for students, teachers, parents and other individuals who need to make decisions on what occupations to go into or what training to undertake based on the labour market information herein provided.

Investors will obtain regular updates on manpower trends in the labour market to guide their investment decisions in light of the available skill types and levels, alternative technologies as well as wage levels among other dynamics. Employees will also find this labour market information valuable for further training opportunities, career progression, prospects for better employment and empowerment on labour matters as provided in the various labour laws.

KLMIS will provide information on the career requirements, manpower trends and also provide a regular update of Job Opportunities available across various economic sectors. There will also be an indication of the necessary skills for various jobs and occupations that are advertised periodically.

The KLMIS will provide a link to both volunteers who are willing to offer their time, skills and resources and Volunteer involving Organizations (VIOs) who need the services of volunteers. The system will maintain a database of all legitimate VIOs who have met the requirements of engaging volunteers hence promote efficient, effective management and coordination of volunteerism. The system will show also the demand and supply of volunteers, thus help to analyse and quantify the contributions made by volunteers to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Policy makers and planners in Government and its agencies require reliable and up-to-date labour market information for effective manpower planning, development and utilization. This information will facilitate skill development that is aligned to labour market demands and enable forecasting of future manpower needs for the country.

KLMIS Data Sources

The sources of information for KLMIS include:

  • Reports from surveys conducted by the Department of National Human Resource Planning and Development under the Ministry of East Africa Community Affairs, Labour and Social Protection.
  • Other internal departments of the Ministry: National Employment Bureau (NEB), Department of Labour Relations, Department of Social Protection, Department of Occupational Safety and Health.
  • Reports and documents from stakeholders such as Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE), Trade Union Congress of Kenya (TUC), Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) International Labour Organization (ILO) among others.
  • Reports and surveys from other departments and the Semi and Autonomous Government Agencies like Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), National Industrial Training Authority (NITA), Micro and Small Enterprise Development Authority (MSEA), Public Employment Commissions, Commission for University Education (CUE) and Ministry of Education, Science and Technology among others.
  • Government policy documents, reports and Acts of Parliament on labour matters.
  • Service Commissions
  • Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA), National Social Security Fund (NSSF). These is on reports and surveys after CUE.
  • Professional bodies