60,000 new public employees receive their salaries
The employees, some of whom have been waiting for jobs from the government for over 10 years, were promised to be hired by former president Ali Abdulla Saleh in Feb 2011.
“The newly recruited people will be paid on Tuesday,” Fayz Juma’an, head of the bi-committee of the Finance Ministry and Civil Ministry confirmed to the Yemen Times.
He explained that the budget of the new workers is estimated at YR 1.4 billion ($65 million) for four months’ work.
Sameer Al-Dabyani, general coordinator of the new employees said that each new employee will be paid four months’ salary worth YR 128,000 ($600).
He added that eight committees, four for male workers and the rest for female workers, will be tasked with paying the money to the employees.
In the future, all of the employees will be paid through the Post Office using their ID cards, according to Al-Dabyani.
About one million Yemenis work with the government in different public sectors, according to the director of the Information Center at the Ministry of Civil Service, Mohamed Sultan.
The new entrants to the labor market increased in 2010 to about 228,000 people, which means that Yemen would need at least 200,000 job opportunities to hire the job seekers, according to the 2011 report released by the Yemeni Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation.
The report expected this number to increase to over 379,000 persons by 2030.