Emiratis get thousands of job offers
ABU DHABI – Thousands of immediate job placements are being offered by 114 companies to Emiratis at the Capital’s recruitment show opened on Tuesday.
Hayete Jemai, Exhibition Director of the Tawdheef Recruitment Show, said that at least 2,000 vacant positions are being offered by 30 per cent of this year’s employer exhibitors from different sectors covering defence and security, healthcare, finance, insurance, IT, telecommunications, transport and logistics, oil and gas, aviation and government entities.
Telecommunications giant Etisalat opened up over 100 vacancies for UAE nationals, according to Hatim Al Nuaimi, Vice-President, HR-Talent Management at Etisalat.
“We have dedicated over 100 vacancies for the Emiratis plus if there is any turnover. These include the front level, marketing, IT, engineering and overseas projects,” he told Khaleej Times.
The General Holding Corporation will recruit 198 UAE nationals to fill in various positions at its diversified companies including Ducab, Emirates Steel, Arkan, Agthia and the and the National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) while Tawazun has 90 positions available. UAE’s homeland security company, Advanced Integrated Systems, has posted 200 vacancies.
For its various employer partners, the Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council has posted nearly 400 positions including 67 from the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, 47 from the Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, 23 faculties from the Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research and 17 from Abu Dhabi Motorsports.
This year’s Tawdheef has seen a 40 per cent increase in exhibitor participation compared to last year’s show.
This includes a large number of private employers which comprise 35 per cent of the exhibitors.
“We have much more private companies exhibiting, which is really good. Earlier, the private companies were not putting much importance on Emiratisation, but now they understood that they need to do it as part of the strategy of the country, and they are keen to do it,” said Jemai, noting that private sector participation last year was only 15 per cent of the 71 exhibitors.