The Tunisian Agency for Technical Cooperation (ATCT) recorded an increase in the number of Tunisian guest workers hired abroad.
According to a statement released Monday, the ATCT said 2,334 Tunisian guest workers were hired to August 31, 2013, up 31% compared to the same period of 2012 ( 1,775).
The total number of Tunisian guest workers and experts hired thus rose to 14,500.
These new recruitment operations, which have involved 89 first-time job seekers, concerned he field of education and teaching with 1,528 guest workers, accounting for 65% of the recruitment made, 285 recruited in the health field and 178 in engineering.
Arab countries keep the first position in the recruitment of Tunisian skills with 1,954 or 84 % of the overall recruitment.
Oman leads with 956 executives, i.e. 41%, followed by Saudi Arabia (446 recruits) and Qatar (252 recruits).
The Agency, the source said, has turned to new markets such as Canada and the Democratic Republic of Congo, adding that 51 recruitment boards traveled to Tunisia to conduct interviews with Tunisian candidates and learn about human resources.
In addition, the Agency has received 130 job offers.
In the framework of bilateral and triangular cooperation ATCI sent 28 Tunisian experts to conduct technical assistance missions, including 25 experts in the context of a campaign against blindness in favor of the Republic of Burkina Faso, Libya and Cameroon.
An expert conducted a mission for the implementation of the quality system for the benefit of the Sultanate of Oman and two experts went on missions for the benefit of UNIDO in the field of quality and metrology.
In the same context, the Agency has organized 11 training sessions in Tunisia in favor of 119 managers from 31 African and Arab countries on various training topics such as research on infectious diseases, taxation and tourism, French language and publishing, broadcasting and production of textbooks. These training sessions were held in cooperation with international cooperation organizations and Tunisian public and private training centers.