27.3% increase in number of foreign governmental workers: CAPMAS

Hossam Mounir
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The total number of foreign employees in the governmental and public business sectors reached 1,132 foreigners in 2017, including 1,020 males (90.1%) and 112 females (9.9%). This is up from 889 foreigners in 2016, marking an increase of 27.3%, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS).

In its annual bulletin for Foreign Employees in Governmental and Public Business Sectors in 2017, the CAPMAS noted that European nationals represented the largest number of foreigners working in the governmental and public sectors in Egypt in 2017, which reached 658 foreigners—accounting for 58.1% of all foreign employees.

Ranked second come non-Arab Asian countries, with 194 foreigners accounting for 17.1% of the total number of foreign employees, while Oceania accounted for the lowest numbers, with 43 employees (3.8%).

Foreigners holding university degrees represent the largest proportion of foreign workers, which reached 797 employees (70.4%), followed by post-graduate certificate holders with 175 employees (15.5%).

Specialists (scientific professions) represent the largest proportion, reaching 730 workers and accounting for 64.5%, followed by senior officials and managers with 242 employees (21.4%), while plant and machine operators and assemblers represent the lowest numbers, reaching 10 workers (0.9%).

Foreign employees in the governmental and public business sectors reached 504 employees (44.5%), most of them working in the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), followed by foreign employees in public authorities with 501 employees (44.3%), mostly working in the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and the Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU).

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