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10,000 jobs in the next 3 years in Mauritius’ ICT sector

Cloud computing, data centers and mobile applications will power the maximum jobs in the in the next three years, with ICT reigning supreme as one of the sectors with the greatest job creation potential for the island nation. (Image: business.mega.mu)

A whopping 10,000 jobs in the next three years isn’t thinking in the cloud but expert speak from the Mauritius Board of Investment (BoI). Cloud computing, data centers and mobile applications will power the maximum jobs in the in the next three years, with ICT reigning supreme as one of the sectors with the greatest job creation potential for the island nation.

According to the “Mauritius Diversified Economy” report, medical tourism is another area worthy of attention for job seekers. The BoI believes that by 2020, this sector could attract as many as 100,000 foreign patients, thus offering plenty of job opportunities for those who are interested in pursuing a career in the emerging medical tourism space.

The report goes on to note that 11 sectors covering agro-industry, manufacturing, real estate, ICT, finance, education, health, aquaculture, ocean economy, renewable energy and the film industry currently feel a human resource pinch with as many as 102 categories of jobs waiting to be filled.

The film industry in particular is experiencing an urgent need for labor with 13 job categories awaiting the right candidates in this sector alone. From makeup artists to technicians and designers, all categories of support staff are all very much in demand by this exciting sector.

The health sector is another area of note for job-seekers with job categories ranging from doctors to nurses and biochemists awaiting applicants in the medical arena.

Moreover, the manufacturing sector is also facing an HR crunch with mechanical engineers to R&D scientists and chemists’ positions lying wide open.

Also, as many as 11 different types of jobs are waiting to be filled in the ocean economy sector, which has received a big boost from the blue economy policy unveiled by Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam earlier this year. The sector is on the hunt for marine engineers, technicians, biologists, environmental experts and marine biodiversity, law experts and marine archaeologists.

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