Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Gambia, The


Staticmap?size=320x260&zoom=3&maptype=roadmap&sensor=false&key=abqiaaaa6rs7dlccekipwdombvotyxs1ytlivsncokofgdnrhb6rw0dnthqcnl mjgr1e3zqv7e889bab2f7na&center=gambia%2c+the&markers=gambia%2c+the
The Gambia gained its independence from the UK in 1965. Geographically surrounded by Senegal, it formed a short-lived federation of Senegambia between 1982 and 1989. In 1991 the two nations signed a friendship and cooperation treaty, but tensions have flared up intermittently since then. Yahya A. J. J. JAMMEH led a military coup in 1994 that overthrew the president and banned political activity. A new constitution and presidential elections in 1996, followed by parliamentary balloting in 1997, completed a nominal return to civilian rule. JAMMEH has been elected president in all subsequent elections, including most recently in late 2006. (from the CIA)
 
 

 

Economic Overview

The gambia has no confirmed mineral or natural resource deposits and has a limited agricultural base. about 75% of the population depends on crops and livestock for its livelihood. small-scale manufacturing activity features the processing of peanuts, fish, and hides. reexport trade normally constitutes a major segment of economic activity, but a 1999 government-imposed preshipment inspection plan, and instability of the gambian dalasi (currency) have drawn some of the reexport trade away from the gambia. the gambia's natural beauty and proximity to europe has made it one of the larger markets for tourism in west africa. the government's 1998 seizure of the private peanut firm alimenta eliminated the largest purchaser of gambian groundnuts. despite an announced program to begin privatizing key parastatals, no plans have been made public that would indicate that the government intends to follow through on its promises. unemployment and underemployment rates remain extremely high; short-run economic progress depends on sustained bilateral and multilateral aid, on responsible government economic management, on continued technical assistance from the imf and bilateral donors, and on expected growth in the construction sector.

Environmental Issues

Deforestation; desertification; water-borne diseases prevalent

Government Type

Republic

Population

1,735,464 (july 2008 est.)

Location

Western africa, bordering the north atlantic ocean and senegal

Area

Total: 11,300 sq km land: 10,000 sq km water: 1,300 sq km

Slightly less than twice the size of delaware

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: republic of the gambia conventional short form: the gambia

Capital

Name: banjul geographic coordinates: 13 27 n, 16 34 w time difference: utc 0 (5 hours ahead of washington, dc during standard time)

Military Service

18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription (2008)

International Disputes

Attempts to stem refugees, cross-border raids, arms smuggling, and other illegal activities by separatists from southern senegal's casamance region, as well as from conflicts in other west african states

Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

408556 Gambia, The Jobs Found


Our client in Kansas City, MO is looking to add a forklift operator to their team. This is a sit down forklift operator position that includes pick...
Allied Global Services - KS - Overland Park - posted about 19 hours ago
Do you have a background in the salon service industry or a strong background in retail? Do you have a desire to advance your career in a fun and e...
Beauty Brands - OK - Lawton - posted about 19 hours ago
Doozer Software's IT staffing division is assisting a client in a search for a Business Systems Analyst to specialize in a derivatives environment ...
- GA - Atlanta - posted about 19 hours ago
Enjoy Corporate & Local Visibility as You Make an Impact in a Key Technology Training & Tech Support Role Get in on the Ground-Floor of a New Techn...
Northwestern Mutual - TN - Memphis - posted about 19 hours ago
Ultimate Staffing Services is currently recruiting for a Estimate Coordinator / Inside Sales Representative to work with our client located in the ...
Ultimate - Nashua - posted about 19 hours ago
QC ASSOCIATE SYRACUSE, NY Project Description: Perform Quality Control testing for in-process, release, and stability in a cGMP environment. It is ...
Alpha Consulting - NY - Syracuse - posted about 19 hours ago
New Acquisitions is actively seeking Entry Level Professionals for our sales & marketing teams! These are competitive positions that start on the g...
Trinity Management Group - CA - Concord - posted about 19 hours ago
How would you like to work with a company that allows advancement based on your work ethic and skills; a company that recognizes talent even if you...
Exact Staff - CA - Woodland - posted about 19 hours ago
Senior iOS Developer We are seeking an accomplished Senior iOS Developer to join a leading team within the media and entertainment industry. As the...
Principle Solutions Group - GA - Atlanta - posted about 19 hours ago
Our client in Atlanta, GA an immediate need for a Penetration tester The full job description is below. This opportunity is slated to convert to an...
The Judge Group - GA - Marietta - posted about 19 hours ago

More Gambia, The Jobs...
 
 
 
 

JOB SEARCH