Over 5,000 job seekers met with representatives from 50 companies and hotels at the U.S. government-sponsored Luxor Employment Fair. “The U.S. Government is committed to helping Egypt create a strong economy with good jobs and educated workers,” said Dr. William Patterson, USAID/Egypt Economic Growth Director. “USAID’s support for employment fairs and employment and training in vocational school units is an important step on the path to building a stronger economy in Egypt.”
Over 150 entrepreneurs, 20 mentors, four judges, and U.S. and Egyptian government officials participated in the Luxor StartUp Weekend entrepreneurship competition from March 6-8, 2014. “The U.S. Government believes in the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation in driving Egypt’s economy forward,” said Dr. William Patterson, Economic Growth Director at USAID/Egypt. “In the past four years, the U.S. Agency for International Development - USAID - has helped thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs turn their ideas into action. These businesses will create jobs and add value to the Egyptian economy.”
Today, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Marc Sievers toured the Museum of Islamic Art and Dar al-Kutub to see firsthand the damage resulting from the January 24 bomb attack in Bab al Khalq. He announced a LE 1 million grant from the U.S. Government to assist with urgent needs in the early recovery phase.
Forty nine Egyptian engineers completed internships with the Egyptian Group for Engineering Consultation (EGEC) through a two-year project funded by a grant from the U.S. Government. Of the first cohort of interns, 85 percent have already found gainful employment in Egypt and internationally.
The U.S. Government, in collaboration with the Luxor Tourism School, celebrated the launch of the school’s new employment and training units today. The units will increase students’ chances of finding fulfilling careers upon graduation.
Last updated: August 14, 2014