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Cabinet meeting approves bill on regulation of private recruitment agencies in Tunisia.

08/05/2019 18:33, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) -- A Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Wednesday adopted a bill on the organisation of the activity of private recruitment agencies in Tunisia.

The draft law has been prepared as part of a participatory approach and in consultation with the Ministries of Justice, the Interior and Social Affairs as well as constitutional bodies to protect jobseekers from fictitious contracts abroad and fight against illegal recruitment agencies, Minister of Employment and Vocational Training Saida Lounissi had previous indicated at a parliamentary hearing session.

President of the national union chamber of private employment services within the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) Mehdi Ayadi told TAP the Committee for Employment Abroad, which is composed of representatives of the chamber of private employment offices under UTICA, UGTT, and Ministries of the Interior and Social Affairs had drafted this new bill.

He pointed out that this bill provides for the improvement of the private employment sector abroad and the sanctioning of illegal employment offices.

"Benefits will be given to private recruitment agencies working in a legal way to help them obtain certificates of accreditation," he said.

"The number of private recruitment agencies authorized by the Ministry of Vocational Training and Employment is 23 to the end of 2018" having allowed the employment of 5 thousand young people, he pointed out.

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Date:May 8, 2019
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