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Tunisia: 72% of companies do not plan to hire in next 12 months

The Arab Institute of Business Managers (IACE) published on Monday, September 23, 2019, its National Report on Employment.

The document takes stock of the labor market in Tunisia by analyzing companies’ demands graduates’ offers.

The preparation of this report required the use of two field surveys: a first survey of over 10,000 graduates from higher education and a second survey of more than 1,200 Tunisian private companies (+20 employees).

The methodology is based on the calculation, for each company by sector of activity and by governorate, of an extrapolation coefficient that allows to position the company according

to its characteristics from the data of the National Business Directory RNE edition 2018 published by the INS.

Then, for each governorate, using the extrapolation coefficients, are calculated the number of vacant positions, the number of positions that can be destroyed, the methods used for recruitment and the skill suitability score with the required skills and the attractiveness of employment.

In terms of results, the Report found that an average 72% of companies do not plan to recruit during the next 12 months.

This rate is 49.8% for large firms (+200 employees) and 76.8% for small firms (between 20 and 49 employees).

Indeed, 24.3% of business leaders surveyed think that the employment situation will improve over the next twelve months.

In addition, it appears that 77.5% of the skills required by companies are technical and digital / computer skills.


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