Libya and the Need for Employment
Population density in Libya ranges from 15 to 1 person per square kilometer with more than half of the population living in the main cities of Tripoli and Benghazi. In addition, one-third of the population is under the age of 15.
Since the NATO operations in 2011, perceptions of the West have changed considerably, with the Libyan people now considering a friendly relationship with the international community. With the cessation of trade embargoes and other restrictions, both job opportunities and those seeking employment in Libya have increased dramatically, especially since the October declaration of liberation by the TNC.
As Libya is essentially a new country since its independence from a socialist regime, the challenges faced by the new government are numerous, with employment in Libya a high priority. Job opportunities have already been created in some of the large-scale projects commissioned to improve Libya’s infrastructure in numerous areas such as medicine, housing, and numerous other construction projects.
When employment in Libya is a primary concern, other projects are being worked on, in cooperation with experts from the international community. Libya needs to establish itself as a commercial base in the Middle East, attract foreign investment and promote its vast tourist resources. Due to travel restrictions that have now been lifted, US citizens are sure to visit Libya and traveled to numerous historical sites. Job opportunities in the tourist industry are sure to attract fierce competition from those seeking employment in Libya.
Of course, tourism is just one of the industries that will improve under the new government. Democratic stability will improve his relationship with the international community as a whole and the benefits of this are already being felt in Libya. International companies have already returned, providing much-needed job opportunities for those searching for suitable employment in Libya.