An investigation into employment creation in Kenya ; a case of AGOA
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The AGOA policy has helped in alleviation of poverty in Kenya, a country that has suffered serious cases of unemployment in the recent past. The escalation of unemployment has continued to increase the poverty levels and hamper general development in the country. The United States of America initiated the AGOA policy to help alleviate poverty levels in Africa by providing duty free quotas to the export of products from beneficiary countries. Kenya, being one of the beneficiary countries was given an opportunity to enjoy some unprecedented access to the vast US market. The human resources of an organization are an important component since the HR is comprises of people. This was study was carried out to bring out or highlight the role that AGOA plays in the creation of employment in Kenya. The research was carried out at the EPZ in Mombasa, where the researcher drew a sampled of 116 respondents from a target population of 290 employees. Data was collected by the use questionnaires which were self administered by the researcher. The data collected was coded and analyzed using the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) and then presented in tables, charts and cross tabulations.