The number of foreign workers in governmental institutions and the public sector reached 850 foreigners during 2015, compared to 560 during 2014, marking an increase rate of 51.8%, according to a press statement issued by the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) on Monday.
The increase is due to the country’s stability after the 30 June uprising, CAPMAS added.
European countries represent the largest number of total foreigners working in the public sector, which reached 441 workers, amounting to 51.9% of the total number. Asian (non-Arab) countries come in second place, reaching 136 workers at 16%. Workers from African (non-Arab) countries are last on the list, with 44 foreigners only, amounting to 5.2% of the total number of foreign workers, according to the statement.
Most of the foreign workers in governmental institutions and the private sector – namely 58.5% – hold a university degree. This amounts to 497 individuals. 188 foreign workers have a post-university degree, reaching 22.1%.
Specialists in scientific professions represent the largest number of foreigners in the governmental sector, totalling 451 workers (53.1%), followed by 234 senior officials and managers at 27.5%. There are 13 foreigners working as scribes, representing 1.5% of the total number of foreign workers.
The statement further explained that 52.8% of foreign workers are employed in public authorities. This amounts to 449 foreign employees, most of which work in the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and Egyptian Radio & TV Union (ERTU).
312 foreigners work in the public sector (37.8%), most of which work in the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS).