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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

Broke? Spend, spend, spend

By Philip Whitfield Let me give you my vision: A man’s right to work as he wills, to spend what he earns, to own property, to have the state of servant and not as master. They are the essence of a free economy and on that freedom all our other freedoms depend. Regrettably, those are …

Daily News Egypt

Egyptian female youth and their labour market

Recently, I was stunned. I had quite a surprising experience while interviewing a young, Egyptian woman for a basic entry-level analyst-type position. From my perspective, the interview was going well. The young woman was bright and seemed to have many of the qualities I was looking for in a candidate. As we were wrapping up, …

Iris Boutros