1,880 Tunisian guest workers where hired abroad under technical cooperation from January 1 to July 31, 2013 against 1256 the same period of 2012, up 49%.
922 school teachers were hired the Sultanate of Oman against 520 in 2012, the Tunisian Agency for Technical Cooperation (ATCT) said in a statement.
The education sector comes first with 1,162 positions (61%), followed by health (254 jobs) and the engineering sector (161).
Arab countries have hired the largest number of Tunisian guest workers with 1,552 (82pc).
The Sultanate of Oman is placed at the head of Arab countries to drain the largest number of Tunisian skills with 752 guest works, i.e. 40% of the recruitment followed by Saudi Arabia with 330 recruited executives.
The same document adds that 28 technical assistance missions were conducted by Tunisian experts to African countries.
ATCT has also organized ten training sessions for the benefit of 112 executives from 31 Arab and African countries in the areas of health, taxation, tourism, French language and publishing.
Four conferences were held in Tunis with the participation of 80 participants from 16 African and Arab countries. In addition, 49 technical committees visited Tunisia during the first half of 2013.
The total number of Tunisian executives and experts recruited abroad under technical cooperation reached 13,321 guest workers until June 2013, the statement added.