Seychellois Government may outsource ICT Jobs

Posted in Seychelles government at 11:40 am by Robert Klien

As a result of the restructuring undertaken by the government that has been described previously, the Seychelles’ public sector workforce in the sphere of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can essentially shrink.

Recently, Jacquelin Dugasse, the Minister of Information and Communication Technology, said that the Ministry is going to outsource most projects to the private sector. According to the Minister, this is a good opportunity for young professionals to apply their trade in the private sector or even to establish their own businesses.

However, several developers, programmers, analysts, designers, administrators and technicians are the ICT specialists who could lose their employment with the government. In the last 4 weeks 57 employees, including ICT specialists have been made redundant.

The official from a chamber of commerce commented that despite the fact that the Seychelles is already dependent on foreign expertise in the ICT fields, qualified local talents are being made redundant.

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