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September 5, 2014
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Africa Outstrips Middle East for Top Energy Jobs

Africa 's booming energy sector is outstripping the Middle East for offering the top paying roles and is now second only to Europe, according to the tax advisory firm Von Essen. The country now accounts for 13% of the best paying roles advertised for international oil & gas experts and has been attracting greater levels of external investment on the back of improving business infrastructures. A growing number of oil & gas jobs offering more than ?100k per annum are being created by increased exploration and extraction activity in Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania, Niger, Uganda, Mozambique and Angola, as well as in Northern Africa and Nigeria.

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Online Criminal Records

In a progressive development, Faisalabad has introduced a new criminal record office that will make public online criminal records complete with case histories, photographs, and thumbprints. This is a welcome move that will improve a system replete with corruption and dishonesty. People will no longer have to rely on other people to respond to their notices in newspapers to verify the authenticity of a 'businessman ', instead they will simply be able to conduct a basic background search of a person. Likewise, employers will have an easier time identifying candidates who have been previously convicted and the nature of their offences.

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Even Hiring Expats Won 't Stem the Demand for IT Workers

"Even if companies continue to hire expatriate workers, the transient work environment in the UAE will continue to make recruitment a challenge, with the rising need for IT professionals coupled with a short supply in local talent impeding organisations ' migration efforts towards emerging technologies, according to industry experts. ""Manpower is not progressing at the same speed as technological development, and this is due to a number of challenges, including education and interest,"" said Andrew Calthorpe, CEO of IT firm Condo Protego. ""In order to ensure a sustainable recruitment model, there is a critical need for home-grown IT professionals."""

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