The Ministry of Labor and Rehabilitation launched the 3rd Careers Fair at a central Tripoli hotel last Wednesday (17 January). The event was organised by the ‘‘Libya Competes Programme’’, funded by the European Union in Libya, and implemented by the Pragma Corporation.
The Labour Ministry reported that 1,067 job seekers, in addition to several youth from the outcomes of the Ministry’s National Rehabilitation and Reintegration Project (DDR for ex-militias), applied to fill more than 120 vacant jobs. The job positions were in more than 30 companies and institutions from the private sector, who participated in this event.
The forum was attended by the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Labour for Training Affairs, Abdel Nasser Al-Aqili, the head of the Financial Facilities Fund, affiliated entities, several directors of departments and offices in the ministry, representatives of the European Union mission, the head of the Global Entrepreneurship Network, the head of the Small and Medium Enterprises Unit at the Central Bank of Libya.
In his speech, the Director of the Employment Department stressed that the Ministry is pursuing an employment strategy, which will be launched through a specialized electronic platform to connect the needs of the market and job seekers.
The career fair was preceded by intensive training under the guidance of the Tripoli Labour Office, which lasted for three continuous weeks for job seekers within the Libyan Korean Centre, to prepare them for personal interviews with companies to fill the positions offered by the companies.