EGME to Employ 1,000 People across Africa from 2016

Essel Group Middle East will employ up to 1,000 people across Africa from 2016 onwards, according to the company’s group Chief Executive Punkaj Gupta.

Gupta told Rigzone that the firm will need staff to support its operations in Kenya, Guinea and Chad and revealed that a range of disciplines, including middle management, skilled and non-skilled work will be available.

“In Kenya, we are looking at generating employment of close to 400 people and these 400 people are basically the middle management people and the people who will be working on-ground, which are skilled and non-skilled,” said Gupta.

“In total … it will be close to 900 to 1,000 people which we need from these countries to support us in our project.”

The EGME Group Chief Executive stated that the company will invest close to $140 million across the three countries and emphasized his desire to hire locals, rather than expat workers.

“There are many advantages of employing local employment … This will save us on operating cost … [and] many regional and social issues.”

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Essel Group Middle East will employ up to 1,000 people across Africa from 2016 onwards, according to the company's group chief executive Punkaj Gupta.
 

A graduate in journalism from Cardiff University, Andreas has eight years of experience as a business journalist. Email Andreas at andreas.exarheas@rigzone.com

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