Wednesday, August 14, 2013

BOI To Promote Occupational Permits Overseas

Because it wants to increase the number of people holding them by 500-700 to 5,000 according to Le Mauricien. If that's true then dumbness has become a national disease. Because we have a serious problem of unemployment in this country -- probably close to 12% -- and many thousands of young graduates are not able to find jobs let alone meaningful ones. Let us not even talk about the likelihood they'll be able to buy a decent house with all the real-estate speculation that has been going on for 7-8 years now. And frankly I don't think that's the way you solve one of the worst cases of brain-drain in the world.

The BOI should definitely get serious about the types of investments and people that are allowed to come in our country. Young graduates should be allowed the maximum of opportunities to get smart.


akagugo said...

Minister Mohammed's move for preventing further recruitments in the construction industry seems to be a right move to protect local labour. But grossly premature / myopic: did he think about the root causes of the problem of availability of manual labour in Dodoland? Did he know that hiring expats costs much much more in both the short and long-term, and that ultimately, unless a durable fix is found, construction costs will spiral out of control?
Else, why do you think people still prefer to opt out of a legally-obtained salary and instead eke out a living on other alternative means - depending on relatives' generosity or petty jobs, if not larceny? Taylor-era HR practices, absence of training (why did they abandon SKJ technical school to what it is nowadays?), poverty-level pay, lack of motivation, un-reigned in inflation spurred by unreal fuel, food, rent and banking prices,etc. In brief, management at top level is indulging in 'priorities' that are not at all working for the people who put them where they are.

akagugo said...

More foreigners, less Mauritians, now across the whole hierarchy. Where will this stop?

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

How can we have a skills mismatch and at the same time be a world champ in brain drain? GLDs might say well it's precisely because of this. That's not my reading though. I come across many young interesting individuals and they're pretty much underemployed. It's a huge waste of our human resources. Which is our greatest asset.

And many want to leave. Because of the lack of opportunities.