Egypt's manpower ministry helped over 200,000 find work in second quarter of 2019

Ahram Online , Tuesday 26 Nov 2019

Egypt's Minister of Manpower Mohamed Saafan (Al-Ahram)

The Egyptian Ministry of Manpower helped 100,577 workers find jobs at home and 109,570 finds positions abroad in the second quarter of 2019, according to a Monday statement.

The quarterly bulletin issued by the ministry in cooperation with statistics agency CAPMAS and the cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center showed that jobseekers registered with the ministry's employment offices during the second quarter of this year reached 258,539, Manpower Minister Mohammad Saafan said in statement on Monday.

About 100,577 have been hired, the minister added, noting that 71,521 of this group were holders of educational qualifications, 27,146 did not have qualifications, and 1,910 had special needs.

He added that the total contracts for jobs provided abroad in the same period, April to June, amounted to 109,570.

According to the statement, Saudi Arabia topped the Arab states hiring Egyptian workers, followed by Kuwait, Jordan, the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Lebanon, Bahrain, Algeria, Libya and Yemen.

Of non-Arab states, Italy came first, followed by Greece, then Cyprus.


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