Republic of Guinea: New localization requirement for employers hiring foreign workers

Employers in the Republic of Guinea that seek to hire non-Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) workers must comply with a localization plan requirement. Employers who already employ non-ECOWAS foreign workers have 90 days to provide their Africanization plan.

Key Requirements

Key requirements of each Africanization plan include the following:

  • The employer must provide an outline of its plans to train Guinean executives;
  • The plan must include an authorization from the public employment service and the Guinean Agency Promoting Employment (AGUIPE); and
  • The implementation time must not exceed two years for supervisors and four years for higher positions.