Employment Market Surge Expected

Youths in Myanmar look set to take advantage of the increasing number of businesses arriving in the country, as job opportunities will be created, according to sources within the employment industry.

U Than Soe, editor-in-charge of Job Opportunity Journal told Myanmar Business Today that a mushroom in sales and service centres would benefit the local employment market.

Others in the employment industry urged young people looking for work to maintain professionalism if they want to gain good jobs with international as well as local companies.

“Sale staff vacancies are in high demand. For example. CityMart is always looking for sales staff and most applicants need qualifications from middle or high school to apply. It is important that applicants present themselves well, dress nicely and speak in a good way, as the jobs are in the customer service industry,” said a responsible person from ThuKaSuSan employment agency.

Meanwhile, the much-publicised reforms in the telecommunications sector, particularly at a time that the two international companies, Telenor and Ooredoo, roll out their services, is likely to lead to further job prospects.

“Ooredoo Myanmar requires a great deal of staff as the company will open sales centres throughout the country,” said Thiri Kyar Nyo, Ooredoo’s Public Relations Manager. “During the most recent Ooredoo Myanmar job fayre, we had a great deal of interest from sales staff,” she said.

The government has also announced that it plans to host job fayres in order to help create job prospects as the country’s economy opens up.

According to U Thaung Yu Zin, who operates an overseas employment agency, respective ministries will help to organise job fayre where employers and employees can communicate directly.

“Myanmar will host job fayres in the future. These fayres should be in the remote areas where there are few job opportunities available,” U Thaung Yu Zin said.

Source: Myanmar Business Today

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