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The National Employment Institute (INEP), which is supervised by the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MITESS), has licensed 51 private recruitment agencies during the current five-year period, leading to the recruitment of more than 62,000 citizens across Mozambique.
This sets the scene for the National Petroleum Institute (INP) foreseeing the recruitment of 5,000 Mozambican professionals and 12,000 foreigners out of a total of 45,000 job vacancies to be filled over the next 30 years in the Anadarko-led liquefied natural gas projects in the Rovuma Basin.
The figure was put forward in Maputo on Monday by Osvaldo Petersburgo, deputy minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security, after the relaunch of the Employment Portal during the second Consultative Council of the National Employment Institute.
“We face the challenge of amalgamating, together with the companies, the intermediation of labour services between the demand and the digital offer. We want young people with professional profiles to register on the site,” Petersburgo said.
Natália Camba, National Director of Local Content at the National Petroleum Institute, said that LNG projects in the Rovuma Basin required skilled labour, with a potential 5,000 jobs for Mozambicans in the construction and internationalisation phase of the platform. This would fall by up to 1,200 during the sustainable phase.
As regards foreign labour, during the construction phase there will be 10,000 jobs on the components of the plant and infrastructure available. From the fifth year on, at the delivery of the platform, the project would undergo a change in recruiting.
“The INP foresees a need to hire foreign labour, whose succession and substitution process may result in 1,000 jobs for Mozambicans,” Camba said.
Some 25,000 pre-vocational INP trainees have been recruited through the Employment Portal, 1,500 of whom have been hired by companies during the current five-year period.
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