The Ministry of Labour says, it will this Thursday begin rollout of the job creation scheme for recent university and college graduates with a 5-day orientation workshop at the Ministerial complex in Monrovia.
According to a release, the Ministry of Labour is implementing this initiative through a Memorandum of Understanding with the Liberia Chamber of commerce, which aims to provide an initial 500 jobs to recent university and college graduates. The MOU between the two institutions was entered into in June of this year, in furtherance of the Government’s pro-poor agenda for prosperity and development (PAPD), espoused by President George Weah.
The release quotes Labour Minister Cllr. Charles H. Gibson as saying, due to COVID-19 health protocols, the work management and ethics orientation workshop will accommodate 50 of the successful applicants per day. The first batch of successful applicants is 250. From December 16-29, they will be trained about behavioural ethics in the workplace, facilitated by eminent persons from the Liberia Chamber of Commerce.
According to the Labour Ministry, during the process, over 6000 applications were received, of which 800 have been vetted. From that number, the first batch of 300 have been shortlisted for job placement beginning January, 2022. The Ministry further disclosed that nearly 30 direct placements were done during the vetting process to companies in need of urgent recruitment.
The Ministry of Labour also divulged that it will early next year begin solicitation for nearly 2000 skilled workers, which include Carpenters, Masoners, Plumbers, Drivers, Mechanics, Electricians, among others for job placement with various concessionaires operating in Grand Cape Mount, Nimba, Bong, Grand Bassa, Grand Kru and Sinoe countries.
The recruitment and vetting process was carried out with the assistance of the Association of Human Resource Professionals of Liberia, the release noted.
Labour Minister, Cllr. Charles H. Gibson, and the President of the Liberia Chamber of commerce, Cllr. Oswald Tweh, will jointly address the opening of the job orientation workshop on Thursday at the Labour Ministry.