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    Digitalization as an Undeniable Job-Creation Driver, Minister Says

    28 May 2022

    Casablanca - Digitalization is now an undeniable driver of job creation, said, Friday in Casablanca, Minister of Industry and Trade, Ryad Mezzour.

    Speaking at the second conference of the second edition of 'MD Talks', Mezzour noted that the digital acceleration period between 1991 and 2021 has seen the creation of about 1.2 billion new jobs worldwide.

    'The real productive value is now digital,' he stated, adding that the human capital in Morocco is rising in range and skills, which implies new professional aspirations and expectations expressed by workers.

    Digitalization allows the creation of value, Mezzour went on to say, noting that his department intends to create 400,000 jobs in the field of outsourcing, 25% of which are closely related to digital.

    Minister of Solidarity, Social Integration and Family, Aawatif Hayar, highlighted the efforts of digitalization in the social sector. Digitalization can modernize the administration-citizen relationship and make institutions stronger, she said during this event held under the theme 'Digitalization, a Strategic Lever for the New Development Model.'

    'At the level of the ministry, we rely on this approach. We are conducting a strategy of digitalization of the social pole targeting 500,000 beneficiaries,' Hayar explained.

    'Thanks to digitalization, we will be able to reach many more people and better meet their needs,' she explained, adding that digitalization is also a tool for extraordinary transparency as it allows the monitoring of all stages of the process.

    Placed under the High Patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, this edition of 'MD Talks' features two other conferences on 'Advanced Regionalization for Regional Integration' and 'Renewable Energy, a Cross-Cutting Project at the heart of the NMD.'

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