USAID, govt partner to link job-seekers to employers
HEART (Pajhwok): The USAID’s Afghanistan Workforce Development Program (AWDP), in partnership with nine private vocational and business training providers and the western Herat government joined hands to connect graduates of AWDP with private sector employers.
The graduates of AWDP with private sector employers to be connected in the fields such as construction, financial and project management, marketing, information technology, and sectors in need of youth and women personnel.
A statement from the USAID said on Thursday over 10,000 male and female job seekers attended the two-day Mega Job Fair. More than 100 private sector companies, government entities and non-governmental organizations participated and received over 6,000 curriculum vitaes.
During the job fair, as many as 60 candidates found employment and 320 were shortlisted for interviews, the statement said, adding that local government advertised 3,331 employment opportunities for a variety of positions, with primary school teacher being one of the most common.
Herat Governor Mohammad Asif Rahimi also attended the fair. The AWDP program aims to train, place or promote at least 25,000 mid-career and semi-professional job seekers and private sector employees, reducing the reliance on foreign workers.
The program is currently in place in five major regional urban hubs: Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, Kandahar, Jalalabad and Kabul.
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