The Vice President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, focused on youth employment and professional opportunities at the opening of the I Fair on Employment in Malabo this past week.
The Vice President led the opening of the Fair, which is focused on the promotion of employment for those over 18 years of age to work with the numerous international companies located in Equatorial Guinea.
The Fair also included sessions on how to create an impressive employment profile or curriculum vitae and how to succeed in a work interview.
The Fair, designed by the Vice President and the Ministry for Work, Employment Promotion, and Social Security, offered free registration for any youth seeking professional development and opportunities.
The vacancies offered at the Fair covered a wide range of industries, including interpreter, receptionist, director of operations, administration, mechanic, electrician, laboratory technician, public relations, and engineering, among many others.
Equatorial Guinea has long led Africa and the world in the promotion of youth. Equatorial Guinea held the first National Youth Conference in 2010, by which the country adopted a number of national policies to facilitate political, economic, social, and cultural rights for young people.
Policies included study grant systems at national and international levels, access to appropriate housing, and initiatives to create employment, in line with the country’s Horizon 2020 sustainable development plan.