Viettel Cameroon announces recruitment of “one thousand” after launching
Business in Cameroon) – The Vietnamese telecommunications company, Viettel, currently the third licenced mobile company to recruit “one thousand” after its launch now scheduled for September 18, 2014. The company’s opening has been previously postponed twice –in December 2013 and March 2014.
According to Vu Khanh Duy, Viettel Cameroon’s Managing Director, who made this announcement, the massive recruitment should incidentally increase the number of direct jobs created by the company, the number potentially “increasing to 5,000” according to him. For the time being, the head of the telecommunications company, which has a 3G monopoly in Cameroon, stresses that Viettel has a staff of 800, including 173 Vietnamese.
This specification is a response to the accusations made by Vietnamese shareholders and local partners that the company has been importing labour massively import from Vietnam, to the detriment of the 6,300 local jobs promised by the company when it signed the contract with the Cameroonian government in late 2012.