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Tunisia: significant increase in guest workers abroad

The Tunisian Agency for Technical Cooperation (ATCT) has ensured the recruitment of 2,663 Tunisian guest workers abroad, to November 30, 2012, including 270 primo job seekers, up 36.1% compared to the same period of 2011.

These recruitments have involved the education and teaching sectors with 1,424 recruited or 53.47%, the health sector with 556 recruited among doctors and paramedics and business and marketing with 244 enrolled.

Arab countries remain in first place in terms of recruitment of Tunisian skills with 83%, followed by European, African and international and regional organizations with 17% of new hires.

ATCT has recorded an increase in the recruitment of Tunisian skills abroad.

Indeed 71 recruitment boards travelled to Tunisia to conduct interviews with Tunisian candidates and to learn about human resources available, i.e. 75% increase in the total number of foreign delegations who came to the Agency in 2011.

In addition, the Agency has received this year 204 job offers against 145 in 2011, up 40.6%.

The Sultanate of Oman occupies the first position in terms of recruitment of Tunisian skills with 589, followed by Saudi Arabia with 544 recruited and Qatar with 355 recruited….

Thirty six Tunisian experts also conducted technical assistance missions in favor of Arab and African countries, within the framework of bilateral or triangular cooperation.

This assistance has affected the areas of port management and quality for the benefit of the Sultanate of Oman and ophthalmology for the benefit of UAE, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Guinea, and Africa South.

In the same context, the Agency has conducted more training sessions compared to the same period in 2011 in which the number did not exceed 5 sessions in favor of 21 executives while the number of sessions held in 2012 amounted 16 training sessions in Tunisia for the benefit of 175 African and Arab executives in various topics on training, marketing of fish, fish market management, management and project evaluation, quality, and molecular biology.

It should be noted that the total number of guest workers seconded to the ATCT and working abroad totaled 12,808 Tunisian experts and employees.

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