July 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) plans to conduct the annual survey on Lanka Labor Demand this month to compile statistics related to labor force supply in the country.
Director General of Census & Statistics Department Dr. A.J. Satharasinghe said that labor force supply in a country should be consistent with labor demand for the achievements of rapid economic growth and the DCS has arranged to conduct a survey on labor demand in July 2017 to compile statistics related to labor demand.
A sample of 3,500 establishments and enterprises has been selected using appropriate sampling techniques to conduct the survey.
The officers of DCS will visit the establishments selected to collect detailed data on labor demand and collect information on the occupations for which the largest number of vacancies exist, education and professional qualifications necessary for those occupations, types of contributions being made by the state and private institutions offering courses leading to those qualifications, projecting future job demand current salary scales for each job category.
The Department of Census and Statistics will be collecting such information in accordance with the provisions of Statistics Ordinance and the data collected from selected establishments will be treated confidentially.
The Director General said the information will be used only for statistical purposes and the information provided will not be revealed to any party under any circumstances.
The Director General requested all establishments and Heads of establishments to provide accurate information to the officers of the DCS who will visit selected establishments during the month of July to conduct this survey successfully and contribute towards the rapid development of the country.