Lack of Competitve Salaries
Always listed as one of the poorest countries in the world, Liberia must find a way to offer more jobs to its workforce in order to raise its standard of living. If not, the numerous challenges facing the country will continue to leave its people further and further behind. When people do find work, for example a government teaching position, it is common not to receive pay for over a year. Once they are paid, teachers with high school degrees only receive approximately $150 per month. This is barely enough for people to live in rural areas, and not enough to sustain a family in the city. Competitive salaries that are paid regularly and on-time are hard to find and even harder to keep.