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The double skills gap

Building a skilled workforce requires new employment strategies, but one must not forget what experienced employees have to offer

Andy Campbell

Unemployment decreases by 0.2% down to 12.5% in Q2/2016: CAPMAS

Unemployment rates witnessed a decrease of 0.2% in the second quarter (Q2) of 2016 down to 12.5%, compared to 12.7% in the first quarter (Q1) of 2016, according to a press release by the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) issued on Monday. A source from CAPMAS said that the decrease can be …

Adel M. Fakhry

Political instability has ‘surely’ affected employment rates:  ALO

By Rana Yehia The Arab Labor Organization (ALO) began issuing periodic reports since 2008, labour and unemployment being the first topic to be reported on. The Arab region generally has the highest unemployment rates amongst the world. The rates of the total unemployment have reached 14% whereas the youth unemployment percentage was recorded at 25%, …

Daily News Egypt

SFD obtains $90m for short-term employment investments

The Social Fund for Development (SFD) has obtained $90m as part of the Emergency Labour Intensive Investment Project, according to the SFD’s Social Development department head Medhat Ismail Thursday. The investment injection will be used to create short-term employment opportunities for unskilled and semi-skilled workers, Ismail added. Signed in 2013, the SFD has cooperated with …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt builds upon its outsourcing growth

The local cost advantage is an important factor: labour, land and power are all affordable by international standards. But while workers’ wages are relatively low, the skills base is strong. As well as native Arabic, English is widespread.

Daily News Egypt

Denting youth unemployment through agriculture in Africa

By Busani Bafana Agriculture is not glamourous. It suffers from entrenched negative perceptions. In the minds of many African youths, a farmer is someone like their parents, doing backbreaking labour in the fields and getting little to show for it. Nonetheless, agriculture is the engine driving many African economies. If it were to get the …

Daily News Egypt

South Africa’s youth employment bill

In May of 2012, a violent clash erupted between protesters and the opposition. Although this sounds like a fairly common news report from Egypt these days, the incident in fact took place in South Africa. The Democratic Alliance (DA), the main opposition to the ruling African National Congress (ANC), took to the streets to march …

Iris Boutros