Despite the decline in the Liberian economy due to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), a Liberian owned private security firm, the Executive Security Consultancy, Incorporated (EXSECON), has launched a massive recruitment of Liberians to secure and protect diverse business assets and facilities.
At the weekend, over 76 persons, between the ages of 18 and 40, were undergoing physical training, as part of a six-week curriculum to be hired as EXSECON officers after graduation.
The theoretical training is held from Monday to Friday in the EXSECON headquarters at the intersection of Broad and Johnson Streets, while the physical training is held every Saturday and climaxed with a bit of theory.
A top EXSECON source intimated that EXSECON wants to recruit about 300 new officers and this is being done in compliance with an order issued by its acting general manager, Fidell Samukai.
According to the source, this is intended to meet the demands in the expansion of their operations.
The source, refusing to be named on ground that he had no instruction to divulge on the matter, told Daily Observer that EXSECON currently has the highest security personnel, about 745 officers.
The source indicated that the pay range depends on the assignment and rank, basically between US$75 to US$250.
There are reports that EXSECON is protecting and securing all the facilities of the UN, including UNMIL, as well as the German Embassy, Nigerian House, the Sierra Leone Embassy and Cellcom.
EXSECON, founded 1993, has as its motto: “Professionalism and dedication.”
When contacted the EXSECON Administrative Officer Jeremy Quellie, referred the Daily Observer to the acting general manager Fidell Samukai, who also declined to be interviewed.
However, according to some of the recruited officers who begged for anonymity, a junior high student and above are eligible to apply, but must bring along health and police certificates and recommendation from the community and a religious institution.
“He/she is mandated to secure and protect diverse business assets and facilities, ensure client satisfaction, investigate incidents, carry out security surveys and assessments and recommend safety solutions,” the source said.
“He/she must be capable of leading, motivating, organizing and managing others and also be at least 18 years.”
Amidst the recruitment exercises, EXSECON is also observing the preventive measure against the Ebola virus.