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Fresh job seekers in Tanzania might no longer need ‘experience’

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by nngu007, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. nngu007

    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    Tue, Apr 10th, 2012

    Tue, April 10th 2012/ Tanzania |

    By In2EastAfrica Staff


    Minister for Labour and Employment, Gaudensia Kabaka

    Job seekers will not have to possess experience in order to get employment, after the government abolishes that condition, often given to people seeking first appointment.

    That would be good news to hundreds of youths who apply for jobs but fail to meet the basic condition requiring them to have experience of between three to five years for the job they are looking for.

    The Minister for Labour and Employment, Ms Gaudensia Kabaka, told the ‘Daily News' in an interview at the weekend in Dar es Salaam that her ministry was working on the proposal and would forward it to stakeholders both in the public and private sectors.

    "The job experience requirement has been one of the serious obstacles that deny many youths chances to be employed, upon graduating from various colleges. We are now changing the provision," she said.

    The minister hinted that a directive would be issued to all employers in the country on what to demand from job applicants before they can be considered for employment. She said the job experience requirement would have to remain a condition for some senior posts whose applicants must possess important qualifications.

    Citing the Human Resources Officer (HRO), the minister said an applicant needs no work experience since one can make a good HRO by undergoing on-the job training, supported by academic qualifications. According to current statistics, more than 800,000 youths enter the labour market in the country annually while the government can manage to employ only 40,000.

    Last week, the International Labour Organisation organized the
    Tanzania Youth Employment Forum during which many participants voiced their concern on the issue of job experience and called on the government to review or abolish it.

    Making his contribution on behalf of the Trade Union Congress of
    Tanzania (TUCTA), Mr Ezekiel Oluoch from the Teachers' Association of Tanzania said poor educational background has cost many youth who manage to make it to the final stage of employment, but ended up being knocked out for failure to pass job interviews.

    The ILO through its Director for Tanzania,
    Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, Mr Alexio Musindo, was of the view that skills components and contribution of training institutions should be seriously addressed. According to Minister Kabaka, the outcome of the forum will be one of the Tanzanian agenda in the 101 International Labour Conference due between May and June this year in Geneva where employment and decent jobs for the youth will be discussed.

    By PUS RUGONZIBWA, Tanzania Daily News

  2. nngu007

    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    So, If we are looking for Jobs in International Organization working in Tanzania it means all Tanzanian's R not going to be employed because of no Experience and the Kenyan's and Uganda's will take over in our own Country.

    What a Plan...
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    Ok, so is this the silver bullet to the problem? They might not put it on the job advertisements but they will have it on internal docs or even look at experience in the interview. The issue is much wider.
  4. bakuza

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    Litasimamiwa vipi hili labda serikali ndiyo isimamie interview kila sehemu na kuajiri kwa kila sekta hata private sekta.Je hili linawezekana.Na je litamaliza tatizo la ajira nchini? Japo ni jambo jema kwa watokao vyuoni ila usimamizi wake ni mgumu.
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    kweli mkuu.
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    haina mashiko, zipo nafasi ambazo hazihitaji uzoefu. shida ni nafasi za kazi
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    Tatizo bado lipo pale pale kama humjui mtu bado kupata kazi ni ngum kwani wangapi wamepata kaz bila experience na ni frashers experience wanaulizwa kina sie watoto wa kalagabaho..