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GVL’s Grand Kru workforce hits 71

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Golden Veroleum Liberia has announced an increase of its workforce in Grand Kru County, Southeast Liberia by 71, benefiting locals from Gbanken community.

The Indonesian company, which is involved in palm cultivation, also says it employed a recent graduate of the United Methodist University College of Agriculture in Sinoe County, Southeast Liberia to work at its Wedabo estate in Wedabo/GrandCess District in Grand Kru.

In a press release it says the move fulfills a memorandum of understanding incorporating social agreement signed with the Gbanken community for oil palm development purposes. “The newly hired employees will be trained in oil operatives and subsequently grow in the company”, the release added.

Presenting employment packages to the new employees, GVL human resource officer in Grand Kru,Victor Kaydor, welcomed the new batch of Liberian employees into the employ of Golden Veroleum Liberia and urged them to take their jobs seriously.

Mr. Kaydor disclosed as the company operation expands and more land is developed, more locals will be employed. He added that the company has in its employ over 1,220 Liberians in Grand Kru alone and is committed to increasing this number.

Communications coordinator Leroy Kanmoh, says GVL has several vacant engineering positions on its official to be occupied by qualified Liberians. Leroy says the job offer is intended to include more professional Liberians on its team, who will subsequently run the company. “We want to encourage qualified and professional Liberians to apply for these positions and work for GVL. They could be some of those running the company in the next few years” said Kanmoh.

Golden Veroleum Liberia employs approximately 4,000 Liberians, mostly from Sinoe and Grand Kru Counties with a small number located in Monrovia. The release says Liberians lead several departments and functions in the company including administration, human resources, environmental, community affairs, logistics, legal and procurement. Press release

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