Chinese enterprises defy Covid-19 challenges by offering Zambians jobs

LUSAKA: The appearance of the Covid-19 pandemic has thus far left debilitating results on varied sectors of the economies the world over.

One such sector that has been affected is the job market the place corporations have been compelled to downsize their workforce on account of misplaced manufacturing brought on by the pandemic.

Nevertheless, Chinese language enterprises in Zambia are doing the alternative. As an alternative of downsizing their workforce, the enterprises have gone into the job market, searching for new staff.

Not too long ago, the enterprises participated at a jobs and profession expo the place potential job seekers had been requested to convey their functions with a prospect of becoming a member of the companies.

Organised by Zambia’s Confucius Institute on the College of Zambia (UNZA), the fourth expo attracted lots of of latest graduates, in addition to different members of the general public who’ve been searching for jobs since graduating from varied studying establishments.

The Chinese language enterprises expressed delight that they’d be capable of present jobs at a time many corporations are downsizing.

Acknowledging the challenges introduced by the Covid-19, Katete Katete, human useful resource supervisor at Sinohydro Company, stated that the massive ranges of funding by the Chinese language enterprises in Zambia demand that extra persons are employed.

“Our goal right here is to promote our product, our firm to the graduates and different job seekers, those that could want to work with us. We’re giving them job alternatives,” he stated.

The corporate is searching for manpower due to the massive quantities of labor being undertaken, he stated and expressed happiness that the corporate may very well be a part of the enterprises offering jobs to graduates and different job seekers.

Li Tie, managing director of Camco Group, stated the expo was fulfilling one of many objectives of the Zambian authorities in creating extra employment alternatives for the younger folks.

He counseled the Confucius Institute for arising with the initiative, because it was a uncommon alternative for engagement, networking and interplay between the graduate college students and potential employers.

For the job seekers, they’re completely happy that the Confucius Institute may organise an expo for them to satisfy their potential employers.

Charles Zimba, who graduated from the college this 12 months in economics, stated he was completely happy as a result of the expo had afforded him a possibility to search for employment.

“I’m right here for job looking as a result of issues are very exhausting proper now and we’re wanting on the interval of Covid-19 the place issues are anxious, so given a possibility like this to ship your papers, it’s like an honour and privilege,” he stated.

Richard Mwansa, who’s pursuing a level in training, thanked the Chinese language enterprises for his or her determination to supply employment, regardless of the appearance of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We’re on this Covid-era, so if they arrive and provides us the roles that we’d like, for me that could be a advantage, in actual fact, an outline,” he stated.

For the organisers, the occasion is only meant to create a platform the place employers and staff can meet.

Sande Ngalande, director of the Confucius Institute, stated the institute is eager to make sure that synergies with the business live on with none disruptions brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic; therefore, the choice to carry the expo.

Based on him, the expo was meant to convey collectively college students with varied potential employers, in addition to allow potential employers to showcase their merchandise.

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