GE showcases portfolio at career event
Dubai, March 31, 2009
General Electric (GE) is showcasing the company’s diverse portfolio of businesses in the region, including aviation, healthcare, media, finance, oil and gas, energy and security, at Careers UAE 2009.
Considered to be the premier career exhibition for UAE nationals, it is being held at the Dubai International Convention Centre from March 29 to 31.
With a current workforce of more than 1,500 employees, GE’s growth strategy for the region is powered by concerted localisation initiatives and reflects its operational ethos of working hand-in-hand with local governments for socio-economic development.
GE is at the forefront of working with universities to develop industry-based curricula that empowers graduates to perform efficiently at the workplace in the UAE.
Annually, GE spends around Dh3.67 billion ($1 billion) on training and education programmes for its employees worldwide.
Most recently, GE launched the ‘Come Join GE’ micro-site (comejoinge.com) to strengthen local recruitment and enhance employee participation to achieve the company’s growth goals.
“GE is regarded as an employer of choice globally and offers a strong platform for the personal and professional growth of its employees. GE’s participation in this year’s Careers UAE is a reiteration of the importance of the UAE market to our operations,” said Nabil Habayeb, GE’s president and CEO for the Middle East and Africa region.
Careers UAE 2009 is organised by the Dubai World Trade Centre, in conjunction with Tanmia, Emirates Nationals Development Programme, higher colleges of technology, Zayed University and UAE University. – TradeArabia News Service