Rise by 21% increase in guest workers in 1st half of 2018 (ATCT)
The number of guest workers edged up 21%, until June 30, 2018, 1,125 recruited Tunisians against 930 in 2017, according to the latest statistical data from the Tunisian Agency for Technical Co-operation (ATCT).
These recruitments concerned the sectors of education and teaching with 496 guest workers, which accounts for 44% of hires, then health (253 guest workers), engineering (141) and administration (124).
Saudi Arabia remains in the lead in the recruitment of Tunisian competences with 383 guest workers, i.e. 34% of the total recruitments, followed by Qatar with 219 recruits.
Thus the Arab countries are the first beneficiaries with 722 recruited or 64%, comes next France with 118 hires and Canada with 102 recruited.
Through the "Lemma" project and with the support of the European Union (EU), the ATCT intends to reiterate the experience of the international mobility days called "International Job Days" with several other Canadian institutions in the city of Drummondville, to select and recruit approximately 160 executives in the hotel trade, tourism, health, media and industry sectors.
A recruitment process in Tunisia will be set up for the benefit of 15 economic institutions from the province of Quebec.
In this regard, over 750 candidates were interviewed and tested for 200 positions in the field of information and communication technology, welding, metallurgy, agro-food and textile industries.
In addition, the International Employment Forum will be organised in October 2018 and will include a larger number of foreign employers.
As part of bilateral and triangular co-operation, 23 Tunisian experts conducted technical assistance missions in the fields of reproductive health, healthy food and education.
The total number of Tunisian guest workers and experts edged up to 17,945, until June 30, 2018.