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Tunisia: more than 3,000 guest workers hired abroad

The Tunisian Agency for Technical Cooperation (ATCT) oversaw the hiring of 3,087 Tunisian guest workers in November 30, 2015, up 4.3% compared to the same period of 2014, said a statement from the Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation released on Thursday, December 31, 2015.
These recruitments have affected the field of education with1389 hires including 483 university professors, accounting for 45% of the recruitment made, followed by the health sector with 643 hired and trade and marketing with 284 recruited.
Saudi Arabia occupies the first position in terms of recruitment of Tunisian guest workers with 1,077 or 34.8% of total hires, followed by Qatar with 508 recruited and Oman with 278 guest workers hired. Arab countries are the main beneficiaries with 2,593 recruited, i.e. 84%.
It should be noted that at 30 November 2015, the total number of Tunisian guest workers abroad stood at 17,634 and the number of applicants registered in ATCT nomination bank totaled 31,814.


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