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Oxford Business Group: Egypt’s major IT players in recruitment drive

Egypt’s IT sector is seeing an increase in staffing, amid a surge in hiring by multinationals that are expanding operations in the country.
01.10.17 | Interesting article at Oxford Business Group

Following a meeting in July with automotive component and technology company Valeo Service, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) announced that the France-based company plans to generate 500 new jobs over the next two years at its base in Cairo’s Smart Village. The company’s Cairo office is its largest software research and development hub worldwide.

The ministry’s announcement was made just weeks after the press reported that US computing company Dell EMC planned to expand its operations in Egypt by 25% before the end of 2017, in a move that will create 250 new jobs. The company operates a “centre of excellence” in Cairo, offering a range of technology services, while working closely with local universities to nurture talent.

Valeo and Dell are part of a broader wave of multinationals that are expanding their IT operations in the Arab world’s most populous country. In September Orange Business Services (OBS), the business services arm of telecoms company Orange, announced plans to create more than 170 new business process outsourcing jobs at its Egypt site, increasing its total workforce to around 2000 before the end of 2017.