Introduction: The issues of job type and career choice are always controversial and more demanding as they require careful act and guidance to make the right decisions; career choice and the factor of the labour market is one major element in every society that influences the standard of living.
Purpose: This study investigated the implication of the labour market on career development in the Early Childhood Care Program (ECCE) in Adamawa state. The study explored various factors of career choice in relation to the labour market norms and values as well as its implication towards sustaining a satisfactory career choice and development in ECCE
Design: The study adopted survey research design. The population of this study consists of parents, teachers and other members of the respective communities in Adamawa State. A sample of 175 was randomly selected in five educational zones in Adamawa State. Structured questionnaire was used for data collection and data were analysed descriptively using frequency table, percentage and weighted average.
Results: The finding revealed that factors such as the decline in ECCE certificates, favoritism toward other professions, low remuneration, lack of society acceptance, and inadequate counseling services make the labour market hinder career development in ECCE among career seekers. However, it is established in this paper that opportunities are still in abundance for career seekers in ECCE.
Recommendations: The study recommended among other that there should be campaign awareness as well as services of counseling for career seeker in ECCE.
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