China-Tanzania job fair kicks off in Dar es Salaam

2017-06-17 14:41:32 GMT2017-06-17 22:41:32(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

DAR ES SALAAM, June 17 (Xinhua) -- The second China-Tanzania JobFair kick off in the University of Dar es Salaam on Saturday,attracting hundreds of students across the country.

Rwekaza Mukandala, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dar esSalaam, said more graduates were lined up to be employed in theChinese firms.

Mukandala was speaking at the fair where Chinese employers gotan opportunity to seek competent Tanzanian graduates.

The vice chancellor said the job fair had this year attractedhundreds of graduates from about 20 universities across thecountry, the second largest economy in East Africa.

Mukandala said he hoped that the fair can help companies recruitmore graduates and urged job seekers to acquire skills andtechnology from the Chinese companies.

"This job fair has come at the right time when the governmentwas working hard to end unemployment which is the main obstaclefacing our graduates," he said.

For her part, Tanzania's Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassanchallenged local graduates who sought employment from the Chinesecompanies to be resourceful.

"The Chinese firms are doing good job in supporting ourgraduates to get employment. We hope to continue building on ourcollaboration and to help meet your talent requirements," shesaid.

The job fair was jointly organized by the Chinese BusinessChamber in Tanzania, the Confucius Institute at the UDSM, and theTanzania-China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful NationalReunification. It was attended by over 100 Chinese enterprises.

Lu Youqing, the Chinese Ambassador to Tanzania, said the jobfair opened another window for strengthening the relationshipbetween China and Tanzania.

Lu said the government of China will continue supportingTanzania in areas of construction, cultural relationship,agriculture, medicine and education. Enditem