Tanmia, Union Co-op in job deal
Dubai, July 16, 2008
Tanmia, the UAE national human resource development and employment authority, has signed a MoU with Dubai-based Union Co-operative Society for the training and employment of 40 nationals with the Cooperative.
Union Co-operative Society is a chain of hypermarkets having seven outlets in major residential areas in Dubai such as Al Towar, Jumeirah, Al Rashidiya, Satwa, Al Mankhool, Hamriya and Al Aweer.
Feddah Lootah, Tanmia acting general manager and Khaled Humaid Al Falassi, union Co-op general manager signed the MoU.
Under the agreement, both parties will work together to identify job requirements, train suitable candidates and provide jobs in various branches of the Co-operative, said a Tanmia official.
'This agreement is crucial to our goal of maximising employment of Emiratis in the retail sector. Tanmia will be co-ordinating with Union Co-op to provide training to selected candidates and prepare them adequately to handle the job responsibilities efficiently,' Lootah observed.
'We are confident that more organisations from the UAE’s retail sector will come forward to support our emiratisation strategy,' she added.
'Tanmia will liaise with Union Co-op to identify its job requirements; perform job matching; nominate suitable candidates; work to develop training programs to meet competency gaps of selected candidates; liaise with the Co-operative to select appropriate training providers; jointly invest in training of selected candidates where required and agreed; provide adequate monitoring of any and all training programs during implementation; and provide a mechanism for post-employment follow-up of job seekers.'
On their part, Union Co-op will provide Tanmia with detailed requirements specific to job openings, including job title, educational level and gender, for direct placement.
It will also collaborate with Tanmia to identify skill gaps and design appropriate training programs, in addition to providing post-employment feedback to Tanmia.
“We are pleased to contribute to Tanmia’s emiratisation goals by providing training and employment to 40 national jobseekers registered in their database. We have always been committed to maximizing employment opportunities for nationals, and this MoU will help us recruit the right candidates,” said Al Falassi.-TradeArabia News Service