Core Facts

  • Population:  48M
  • GDP:  USD 63 billion
  • GDP per head:  USD 1,133
  • Unemployment (2017):  40%
  • Average high skilled monthly income (2017):  USD 596


During the recruitment process, an employer is prohibited from:

  • preventing a candidate from participating in the lawful activities of a trade union;
  • refusing a candidate because of their membership of a trade union;
  • promising a candidate any benefit or advantage for not participating in trade union activities; or
  • discriminating against a candidate on grounds of their gender, race, colour, ethnic origin, religion, creed, social or economic status, disability or politics.

An employer with 25 employees or more is required to notify the Director of Employment of every vacancy occurring in its establishment, business or work place in a prescribed form. Once the post which was notified to the Director as vacant has been filled or has been abolished before being filled, the employer must notify the employment service office of this in writing within 2 weeks of the filing of the post or of its abolition.