PriceWaterhouseCoopers Angola to contract personnel in Portugal

25 February 2010

Luanda, 25 Feb – PriceWaterhouseCoopers Angola plans to hire personnel in Portugal due to the shortage of qualified human resources in Angola, under terms of an agreement with its Portuguese counterpart, the director of PWC Angola said on Wednesday in Luanda.

The company needs specialized employees in the areas where it works, but existing personnel in Angola are not enough to fill available positions, said Fernando Barros, cited by Angolan news agency Angop.

“We have recruited personnel in Angolan universities and there are at least 90 Angolans among the 120 workers, yet we still need employees. On the other hand, once they’re hired they require training to adjust them to the company’s system, a process which takes time,” Barros explained.

“If enough personnel were available, the company would today have at least 300 workers,” he added, while recognizing that it was more expensive to hire employees abroad

The Angolan firm provides consulting services on fiscal matters, human resources, mergers and acquisitions, and audits. Its main clients are large and medium sized companies from the oil, engineering, beverage industry, construction and public works, banking and insurance sectors.

PriceWaterhouseCoopers has been operating in Angola for 20 years and strengthened the investment in late 2002 due to the turnover. The multinational’s network of companies counts 160,000 employees around the world.