Institute of Marketing writes to Toyota Zambia over its recruitment of foreigners
The Zambia Institute of Marketing has written to Toyota Zambia expressing displeasure over the company’s intentions to recruit a foreigner to head its Sales and Marketing Department.
Toyota Zambia recently ran some adverts in South African newspapers inviting applications to fill the position of National Sales and Marketing Manager in Zambia.
But Institute President David Kombe said recruiting foreign marketing professionals for jobs that could be done by Zambians is unacceptable.
Mr. Kombe said the institute wrote to Toyota to air its position over the matter in line with its powers under an Act of Parliament establishing the institute.
“We will not allow these foreigners who are not even our members to come in and get jobs that can ordinarily be done by Zambians. If Toyota advertised for those jobs locally, they will find the talent they need locally,” he said.
“Under an Act of Parliament establishing ZIM, we have powers to influence the issuance of work permits to foreigners coming to work here as marketing professionals and we will consider those options if Toyota fails to respond adequately.
He said the institute will use all channels to ensure that the matter is amicably resolved.