The Afghan government says it needs to create half a million jobs a year to combat growing unemployment.
As international aid money declines and foreign troops leave, Afghanistan's economy needs to rebuild on its own.
Shrinking aid budgets mean some international organisations are making workers redundant.
Meanwhile, some Afghans are setting up ways to find employment without government help, as the number of qualified candidates increases.
Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse reports from Kabul.