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Business News of Saturday, 8 September 2018

Source: citinewsroom.com

GHAPEA provides counseling, job re-entry services for sacked workers

The Ghana Association for Private Employment Agencies (GHAPEA), has availed itself to provide counselling and job re-entry services for all retrenched and unemployed workers in the country.

“The rate of unemployment in Ghana is deepening and is becoming a major security threat” Chairman of GHAPEA, Alhaji Saeed said at a press conference on Thursday.

He said the free counselling session has been extended to also benefit returnee migrant workers.

Also speaking at the conference, Vice President of GHAPEA, Alhaji Ajat Jibril said the association’s counselling sessions are aimed at helping the unemployed and laid off workers to overcome the trauma they go through.

“As an association with over 30 members nationally licensed to provide over 100 categories of jobs both in Ghana and overseas for professionals, highly skilled, semi and unskilled persons, we are ready to help,” Vice President of GHAPEA, Alhaji Ajat Jibril noted.

Close to 2,000 workers are said to have been laid off in the last few months especially from the banking sector.

A government ban on Ghanaians seeking for jobs in the gulf countries largely due to unfair labour practices also remain in force.

GHAPEA recently petitioned the government to expedite action on lifting the ban on labour export to the gulf countries.

GHAPEA is a duly registered Association since July 2015.