Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC), on Thursday announced plans to open applications for more than 200 jobs in February.
Speaking at a press conference, the company's CEO Adam Azim stated that qualified locals would be prioritised over foreign applicants. He revealed that applications would be opened for excavators, drivers, supervisors and administrative workers.
Company's CEO Adam also stated that MTCC was arranging additional training for applicants that fulfilled a basic criteria in order to prepare them for the jobs.
Azim revealed that MTCC was currently managing projects in 37 islands and a further 10 projects are underway to commence this month. He stated that a minimum of 10 employees would need to be stationed at these islands to ensure that new projects are conducted smoothly.
The ten islands are Ihavandhoo, Haa Alif Atoll, Nehlaidhoo and Hanimaadhoo in Haa Dhaalu Atoll, Milandhoo in Noonu Atoll, Guraidhoo in Kaafu Atoll, Rasdhoo in Alif Alif Atoll, Rakeedhoo in Vaavu Atoll, Maavah in Laamu Atoll, and Thinadhoo in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll.
Highlighting that shortage of employees and equipment as a key issue faced by MTCC during efforts to complete contracted projects, the CEO stated that the decision to hire more workers was intended to solve the problem.
Azim further revealed that MTCC plans to hire approximately 150 more employees in order to manage an additional 49 projects scheduled to commence throughout the upcoming six months.
More than 50 percent of MTCC's 1,800 member workforce consists of Maldivian staff.