finance & economy

About 57% of young people accept to work in private companies (survey)

December 13, 2021

TAP) - About 57% of Tunisian youth accept to work in a private Tunisian company, according to a survey on the theme 'youth and business', whose results were presented on Saturday at the closing ceremony of the 35th edition of the Business Days, in the presence of Minister of Employment and Vocational Training, Nasreddine Nsibi.

The young people interviewed believe that it is difficult to find a job in the civil service and that private companies offer higher salaries and better professional experience.

On the other hand, 42% of young people said they would prefer not to be hired by a private Tunisian company, stressing that the latter exploits young people without guaranteeing their material and moral rights.

The survey, carried out by the Arab Institute of Business Leaders (IACE), also revealed that 79% of the young people interviewed wanted to emigrate, against 20% who do not want to leave Tunisia. Similarly, 70% of young people prefer to consume a foreign product, against 29% who choose to consume a Tunisian product.

Among the expectations expressed by the respondents are also the improvement of the education infrastructure, the prohibition of private lessons and the revision of the education system.

With regard to the health sector, the respondents expressed the hope to see a reform of the health system through the digitalisation of health services and the encouragement of medical and paramedical personnel to work in the interior regions.

The young participants in the survey also called on the government to encourage teleworking, to facilitate the granting of financing by reducing interest rates, strengthening training and digitising the procedures for setting up businesses.

They also called on the government to encourage investment and to provide specific incentives for agricultural investment, notably in the olive oil, milk and citrus sectors.

With regard to regional development, the young people interviewed stressed the government's responsibility to encourage agricultural investment and investment in alternative energies and to develop the resources and potential of each region.

With regard to transport, the main demands expressed were the reform of transport infrastructure, the renewal of the fleet and the resolution of the problem of overcrowding in public transport.

The Minister of Vocational Training and Employment said that his department has begun, in collaboration with the Ministry of Communication Technologies, the development of a programme to rehabilitate young people in certain trades, affirming that the strategy of the ministry will be focused, during the next period, on strengthening the vocational training system to make it a path to success.

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