Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) has revealed that there was a 15.6% decrease in the number of foreign employees at both the government and public/ public business sectors in 2020.
The data was revealed, on Tuesday, in the agency’s “Annual Bulletin for Foreign Employees in Governmental & Public/Public Business Sectors 2020″.
The total number of foreign employees in governmental and public/public business sectors reached 1,172 in 2020, divided into 1,041 males who accounted for 88.8%, and 131 females who accounted for 11.2%.
This compared to 1,388 foreigners in 2019, reflecting a decrease of 15.6%, due to the effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
European countries represent the largest number of foreign employees in government and public/public business sectors in 2020. They accounted for 673 of the number, or 57.4%, followed by non-Arab Asian countries who made up 32, or 19.8%, of the number.
Meanwhile, Oceanic countries, namely Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, among others, represented the lowest numbers by 31 employees, or only 2.6%.
Science professionals represent the largest number of foreign employees, reaching 742 foreigners, or 63.3% of the total, followed by senior officials and managers who accounted for 286 of the foreign employees, or 24.4%.
This was followed by technicians and associate professionals, who accounted for 110 of the total number of foreign employees, or 9.4%.
Foreign employees in the public/public business sector accounted for 548 employees, or 46.8%, most of whom work at the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS).
This was followed by foreign employees in public authorities representing the largest number, at 309 foreign employees, accounting for 26.4 %. Most of these employees work in the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and the National Media Authority (formerly the Radio and Television Union).
The number of employees that renewed their work contracts in the government and public/public business sectors reached 934, a rate of 79.7%.