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Slim prospects in Gaza force college grads to work as deliverymen

The poor economic situation in the Gaza Strip has taken a toll on the opportunities available for holders of university degrees, some of whom are now working as deliverymen to get by.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Jobs are limited in the Gaza Strip, which is why some college grads wind up working in fast food — a really fast, and really risky business. They deliver food and other products, zipping through streets on motorbikes with baskets strapped to the back.

Mohammad al-Madani, vice president of Yamama delivery company, employs 40 deliverymen and 15 other workers. He told Al-Monitor that most of the deliverymen hold university degrees or are university students who joined the company due to tough living conditions in the Gaza Strip and the lack of job opportunities.

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