KAMPALA — Premier recruitment, a local outsourcing firm has announced a demand of over 50 roles for Senior Electrical Technicians.
Once vetted, the recruits will through Premier Recruitment Limited be deployed in Middle East Countries including Qatar, among others.
The interviews are open for both male and female Ugandans between the age of 20 and 40 years.
The workers will be accorded free meals, accommodation, and transport to and from work and insurance cover.
According to the Uganda Association for External Recruitment Agencies, there are 140,000 skilled and semi-skilled Ugandans working in the Middle East as blue-collar professionals as well as technicians, security personnel, porters, drivers, cleaners, housekeepers, catering and hospitality personnel.
Domestic workers only account for about 30 per cent.
The survey also showed that remittances benefited up to 820,000 households and that $6 out of every $10 received, went to financing household expenses and education.
According to the World Bank and IMF Balance of Payments as well as Bank of Uganda data, personal remittances to Uganda have grown by 174.6 per cent from $451.6 million (Shs1.66 trillion) in 2007 to $1.24 billion (Shs4.5 trillion) in 2017, but our neighbours, Kenya raked in $1.962 billion (UShs7.2 trillion) in 2017 and $2.5 billion (Shs9.2 trillion) in 2018.
Diaspora remittances to Uganda are equivalent to 30 per cent of Uganda’s traditional export earnings- $3.4 billion (Shs12.5 trillion) in 2017 and $3.6 billion (Shs13.2 trillion) in 2018 and almost 3 times bigger than coffee export receipts- $555.4 million (Shs2 trillion) in 2017 and $436.4 million (Shs1.6 trillion) in 2018.