Min. of Manpower receiving applications for 32K jobs
Minister of Manpower Nahed Hassan al-Ashry - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: The Ministry of Manpower and Immigration announced it would receive applications Sunday for 32,739 job opportunities in both the private and investments sectors, said a Friday release by the ministry published by Masrawy news website.

According to CAPMAS report in March 2014, the unemployment rate reached 13.4 percent in 2013, increasing by 0.4 percent from 2012.

The International Labor Organization’s 2014 report, however, said the unemployment rate in 2013 among the Egyptian youth reached 25 percent.

The release said experience is not a condition for application, and applicants between the ages of 18 and 35 would be accepted.

Some of the job opportunities mentioned in the release are sewing, ironing, quality control, research and development and technical services, in 11 governorates.

Unemployment jumped following the January 25 Revolution; the tourism sector, which provides about 20 percent of the country’s hard currency, has been in constant decline, despite ongoing campaigns to assure foreigners that the country is a safe vacation destination.

The industry witnessed its peak in 2010, with $13.8 billion in revenue. Revenues in 2012 netted $10 billion, followed by $5.9 billion in 2013, a 41 percent decline in one year. The interim government said it aims to attract 12 million tourists in 2014, targeting $9 billion revenues by the end of the year, according to data from the Ministry of Tourism.

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