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Labor Min. Meets President of World Employment Confederation to Discuss Aspects of Cooperation

Labor Min. Meets President of World Employment Confederation to Discuss Aspects of Cooperation

Tue 14 May 2024 | 09:47 PM
Taarek Refaat

Shehata: Egypt Ready to Provide Skilled, Trained Labour for Foreign Markets.

The Minister of Labor Hassan Shehata met Tuesday with Bettina Schaller, President of the World Employment Confederation (WEC), and her accompanying delegation, to discuss aspects of cooperation in common fields.

The minister of labour stressed the readiness of the Egyptian state to provide skilled and trained Egyptian workers, explaining the continuous development in the ministry to develop the vocational training system in cooperation with the private sector, to qualify youth for the professions needed by the market place at home and abroad, after granting them official certificates and measuring their skills, in implementation of the directives of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

The Minister also directed the competent department to communicate with the WCE to implement the cooperation plan. 

On her part, President of the World Employment Confederation provided an explanation of the capabilities and services of the International organisation , which operates in more than 54 countries, in addition to exchanging experiences and discussing work frameworks with the Minister, in addition to discussing the International Labor Organization Convention No. 181 and its role in Facilitating the movement of labor.

Schaller said that the WCE represents national trade associations in 54 countries and 12 international companies regarding the movement of workforce. 

She added that the “confederation” helps in interaction and communication between some international policy makers, including the  International Labour Organisation, OECD, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the European Union, and concerned parties from trade unions.

Shehata explained that the Ministry is ready to provide employment requests, with professional skills, only 30 days after receiving those requests.

Schaller praised the efforts of the Ministry of Labor in the vocational training system and qualifying young people for the labor market. 

She said that the Egyptian labor market is very promising, given the size of its workforce, especially youth, noting that the components of the labor market in Egypt is ready to accept transformations in the world of employment.

She concluded by saying that Egypt is attractive for investment and has all the ingredients for success, which explains why many multinational corporations are investing in it.