At least it is good to start
The present government has made all possible efforts to tackle with the unemployment issues in the country so far. This is one of the manifestos which the present government has been trying to allocate jobs to all unemployment youths.
Ministry of Labour and Human Resources under the Guaranteed Employment Program ( GEP ) is in full swing to overcome this part of problem. GEP is the new scheme which has been implemented by the presewnt government.
The government bears almost 70% of the wages of the employees under the GEP and the employers bear about 30% of the total wages for a period of two years from the date of initial employment with a contract signed between the MoLR and the employer. After the completion of two years the employers are bound to employ the employees under the GEP compulsorily for a period of two years.
The unemployment issue is one of the great concerns worldwide. Though our country is a small land locked country with only 700,000 citizens still then there are no jobs. The government has been trying to explore all the possibilities to sent Bhutanese workers to Australia and Thailand in the field of teaching.
The Ministry of Labour has been trying their best to allocated job opportunities to all the youths equally but with the economic crisis and the slow growth in the private sector the employment opportunities has not been increasing.
The government expects broadening scope of employment for Bhutanese jobseekers in the areas like tourism and hospitality, non-nursing health, teaching, IT, accounting, finance, sales, caregiving, and secretarial services.
The MoLHR has already announced that overseas employment scheme has not been too successful during the midterm review as Bhutan has not been listed as source of migrants workers for the countries which the Ministry has identified for the job seeks to work. With the Ministry identifying some countries like Canada, Australia, South Korea, Singapore, Japan and New Zealand the prospects seems quite good.
However it is time for the youth to do something and to come out with new ideas, work harder and look for alternatives possible. The government cannot do all things on its own and little effort on our part will have a greater effect on solving the unemployment issues. It’s time to do something to upgrade our skills and capability to solve the unemployment issues.
With the government emphasis on the recruitment of Bhutanese workers in the construction industry the start seems quite promising but shall it be possible,
The contractors seems to be already facing problems like the wage rate, advance payment and numbers of years required for that particular job with regard to experience.
But it is always good to start the job.