The “Libya Competes” job fair was held in Tripoli in December. The fair attracted 30 Libyan companies and almost 268 job seekers competing for employment in a variety of sectors, ranging from telecommunications and e-commerce, to services, construction, retail, agribusiness and manufacturing. The job fair is organised in the framework of the “Competitiveness facility for Libyan small and medium-sized enterprises” project funded by the European Union and implemented by Pragma Corp. It is the third such event in Libya, after first editions organised in Tripoli and Benghazi in late 2021.
A dedicated platform was created 10 days before the event to receive applications from job seekers interested to participate in the job fair. About 75,000 visits were registered to the platform and 1775 applications were received. Among the 440 interviewees, 40% of the interviewees have been invited for a second interview.
The “Competitiveness facility for Libyan small and medium-sized enterprises” programme supports Libyan SMEs to achieve growth and create job opportunities. The project provides job advisory services, technical support and training for selected enterprises, with a focus on green and circular economies.