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Talent Neuron City Spotlight Fes (Executive Summary)

December 2013

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Fes Snapshot Second largest city in Morocco and is considered as the Jewel of Morocco

Fes Overview City Population Unemployment Rate (IT) Attrition Rate Working Days in a year Political Risk Rating EU Membership Status 1,126,000 2.7% 6.0% 282 Days (3088 hours) Score 60 EU partnership

Fes is the second largest city in the country and is considered as the Jewel of Morocco for being a historical, cultural, educational, and tourism center Major industries in Fes are Agriculture, Tourism, Crafts, chemicals, Para-chemicals, and Electro-mechanics Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University with 81 research laboratories and more than 240 research groups is a major scientific and technological institution in Fes 13 Public Holidays and 18 paid Vacation days are provided to employees

Source : Talent Neuron research and Analysis, Investment agencies, News articles


Fes The city has an installed talent base of 5,500 professionals

Installed Talent Pool Fes


Total Compensation Break up per month

Euro - 459 15% Euro - 767 13%


Total Installed Talent Sofware


IT Services BPO



Technical Support

Social Contribution

Gross Salary

Note: Fresher corresponds to experience of 0 years; Experienced corresponds to an experience of 3 years

Language Support
Arabic is a major medium of instruction in universities, however, some university offer courses such as English Language and Literature, German Language and Literature and other languages Annual Salary increase is 9%

Social Security Contribution

Professional Training Tax Family Benefits Short-Term Benefits 1.6% 7.5% 0.67%


Annual Salary Increase

Long Term Benefits


Source : Talent Neuron, Country Statistics site, Industry Associations, University Websites, Industry Reports, Interview with Stakeholders and Job Portals Zinnov

Fes The city has presence of large tech parks

Fez Shore, a technology park would offer office space area of over 130,000 sq.m once fully operational. Office space availability The park was inaugurated in June 2012 and the first phase of the project delivered office space of about 16,000 sq.m

Local Support
Financial/ Training/Other Support Aids Training aid of up to 5,800 is provided. For companies operating in the Fes Shore technology park the telecom costs is up to 30% cheaper than market price. "One Stop Administration" service offers all the administrative services in one dedicated area. The objective is to simplify and speed up several administrative processes in Fes Shore.

Presence of Tech parks/ Technology development Zone Fez Shore has Total area of 220,000 sq.m comprising of 131,000 sq.m of offices and services area. The park is in close proximity to several universities which are in Fez, Ifrane, and Meknes Region of Fez-Boulemane has 93 research centers and laboratories and 101 training & research institutes

Company Landscape
Presence of automotive Non automotive companies such as Marweb, WAWneeds, ONEDATACLICK, EGY Maroc have presence in the companies and other city multinationals

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