If you were in the region of the Leader supermarket or the Dili Club yesterday, you would have been unable to miss the job fair at Salon Delta Nova. The street was blocked and at least 1,000 (mostly male) 15 to 25-year olds were pressed up against the gates. I guess this meant that the Salon itself (a large warehouse sized building) was already chock-a-block.
I suppose this is a practical measure of youth unemployment and demand for jobs that at the moment are in short supply. Any thought of sticking my nose in was quashed by the sight. PNTL and ISF were strategically placed just in case frustration in waiting boiled over into anti-social behaviour.
The first rain of the wet season probably cooled things off around 4:30pm. First rain for ages – I loved it.
A new online business directory for CovaLima has been announced and you can find this at :
This is the 2nd of a planned 13 district business guides. The test will be if they are kept up-to-date.
ADDENDUM (1 day later) :
Correct me if I have got this wrong but I was told that the job fair only had one company advertising its wares – a Chinese oil company and only 20 jobs were on offer. I have filed this in the weird department.