The Tunisian Agency for Technical Cooperation (ATCT) reported a 36% increase in hires overseas until August 31, 2021, or 1336 new Tunisian recruits abroad against 981 at the same period of 2021.
According to figures published by the ATCT Tuesday, these hires have concerned mainly the health sector with 638 health executives recruited abroad which represents 48% of hires, followed by the education sector with 125 teachers, then the service sector with 167 recruited, cultural activities, social and sports activities with 110 recruited, then the industry and energy sector with 92 recruited, administration with 90 recruited, and information and communication technology with 59 recruited.
European countries had the largest share of hires with 506 recruited, or 38% of total recruitment, followed by Arab countries with 484 or 36% of total hires and American and Asian countries with 218 recruited workers.
Germany is the leading European country in terms of recruitment of Tunisian skills with 245 recruited including 229 paramedics, followed by Canada with 200 recruited in the fields of computer science, paramedical and services, then Saudi Arabia with 184 paramedics hired, France with 157 recruited, especially in the fields of computer science and services and Qatar with 153 recruited, most of whom are paramedics and primary school teachers.
The total number of Tunisians guest workers amounts to 20,627 on August 31, 2021.