Friday 4 September 2015

Saudi launches e-visa for private sector firms

Saudi Arabia has launched major facilities for the private sector including electronic visa issuance for top firms which have achieved the required Saudization rates, a report said. Other facilities include an e-recruitment portal and government approval gate which will see Labou


Abunayyan launches recruitment portal

Abunayyan Holding, a family-owned Saudi conglomerate, has launched an online portal to attract top talent while also reducing recruitment time by up to 50 per cent. The first of its kind in Saudi Arabia, the Mostaqbaly online portal was developed in response to the challenges tha


New roadmap to empower Bahraini women

Plans to overcome challenges still facing women in Bahrain have been detailed in a key report outlining gender gaps in the country. The report also described barriers facing females in the legislative and decision-making process and the lack of progress made in ending violence against women,


Gems Education completes $816m loan with improved terms

Gems Education, a Dubai-based schools operator, has completed a Dh3 billion ($816.8 million) loan which refinances an existing facility with improved terms, its chief financial officer said on Sunday. The firm, which operates more than 50 schools across 19 countries in the Middle


QRAEE, ministry sign quality education deal

Jordan's Association of Queen Rania Al-Abdullah Award for Excellence in Education (QRAEE) has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Social Development to bring high quality education to the children of Al-Hussein Foundation for Orphans, it was revealed today. The agreement


Dubai’s first multilingual school opens

The Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai (SISD), the first ever private school in Dubai, UAE to offer multilingual education in French, German, Italian, English and Arabic, opened today (August 30). The school has 270 pupils comprising 40 nationalities and 50 teaching s


Gulf managers urged to take more risks, innovate

Management in the Gulf need to take more risks and develop staff to think creatively, according to a new global innovation survey designed to help companies stop wasting their best ideas and flushing billions of dollars down the drain. Announced in Abu Dhabi today (August 30) by


Bias against Bahraini disabled ‘hurting job chances’

Discrimination against disabled Bahrainis is preventing them from finding work and making them reliant on government handouts, it has been claimed. A ‘lack of belief’ on the part of employers is to blame for the worrying trend, according to Bahrain Mobility International – b


Ericsson launches ICT professional programme in ME

Ericsson has officially launched its ICT Professional Foundation Program in the Middle East covering 12 countries with the ambition of helping graduates looking to join ICT giants, to be better equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to this cutting edge business.


Heavy school bags alert for Bahrain’s school students

Heavy school bags could be causing irreversible spinal damage to Bahrain’s students, a government health expert has warned. Carrying too much in a bag that is ill-fitting and poorly designed is the root cause of the problem, Health Ministry Public Health Directorate school health progra

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