By Libya Herald reporter.
Gharyan, 21 April 2015:
Some 1800 individuals applied for job training and placement assistance from the Office of Labour . . .[restrict]and Rehabilitation in 2014, said office Assistant Director Omer Abdul Lateef.
Abdul Lateef pointed out to the Libya Herald that the applicants came from a number of different sectors–some highly qualified with science backgrounds, others with few qualifications. Those who were most qualified, such as some science researchers, were quickly placed in positions at hospitals or Western Mountain University.
The difficult circumstances in the country these days, however, have thrown up obstacles to others finding work.
For those who need skill upgrades, the office runs six training centres, each able to accommodate 200 job seekers. The trainees have access to computer classes, English courses and other areas of training. The Ministry of Labour, said Abdul Lateef, has promised to award the top five from each centre laptop computers and the opportunity to study abroad.
Abdul Lateef mentioned that the Gharyan office has too many employees on record. There are apparently problems with some employees being double registered.
The office is cooperating with the Gharyan Municipality local council to do some “house cleaning”, seeking to prune records and reduce its staff, particularly cutting out those who are employed twice for the same position, or for two positions but only able to do the work of one position. This will create new job openings for some of the hundreds who are seeking jobs in Gharyan. [/restrict]