Labour Casualisation and Youth Employment in Ghana’s Formal Private Sector

Volume 49 Number 5
Published: November 27, 2018
This article explores the link between labour casualisation and youth employment in Ghana’s formal private sector. It uses the case of Blue Skies Holdings Ltd, an agro-processing company in Ghana. The article shows the contribution of Blue Skies to youth employment in Ghana. However, changes in the global production of the company’s primary export commodity and local shocks created new challenges for the company. The article explains how local economic realities, global competition, and local shocks impact on the company’s ability to maintain permanent employment for its workers. It recommends that government must design policies to incentivise successful companies to create more jobs but without consigning youth to insecure employment conditions.


  • Agriculture
  • Youth
  • Unemployment
From Issue: Vol. 49 No. 5 (2018) | Youth Employment and the Private Sector in Africa