New job portal for Bahrainis launched
Manama, June 30, 2010
Gulf Connexions, one of the top recruitment companies in the region and Al Hilal Group, the Kingdom’s leading publishing and marketing organisation, joined forces to launch Jobs4Bahrainis.com, a unique job portal for Bahrainis.
The first private sector initiative dedicated exclusively to improving the employment prospects of Bahraini nationals, Jobs4Bahrainis.com, was launched on Wednesday in Manama.
Jobs4Bahrainis.com is the first service of its type in the Kingdom, providing employers with access to Bahraini talent and enabling Bahrainis to search for job opportunities within their specialised or preferred employment sectors.
With a core mission to get Bahrainis into the workforce, Jobs4Bahrainis.com is aligned with the Bahrain government’s 'Economic Vision 2030' and enjoys support from main partner Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national airline and a major employer of Bahraini nationals.
The unique Jobs4Bahrainis.com community offers job seekers – from school leaver to experienced professional - a wealth of careers-related information on one easy-to-navigate platform, from the latest job vacancies to value-added career guidance services, with dedicated pages on CV writing tips and CV templates, interview techniques and tips and much more.
Al Hilal Group managing director Ronnie Middleton said: 'The idea of the portal came from a realisation that the Kingdom’s working population represents a valuable resource and that in this highly technological and Internet-driven age, we needed to showcase the best of Bahrain in terms of our national workforce in a way which related to today’s hi-tech era.'
'Jobs4Bahrainis.com is the first private sector initiative to address the issue of the employment of nationals and I am delighted that our national carrier, Gulf Air, was so quick to step up and support this initiative by becoming our main sponsor. As our main partner they will be involved in all aspects of the portal and its development,' he noted.
“As the initiative develops, links with colleges, universities, training establishments and recruitment professionals will be nurtured and expanded, and we plan to provide whatever we can to assist Bahrainis gain secure, rewarding employment,” Middleton explained.
Gulf Air CEO Samer Al Majali said: 'As one of the Kingdom’s largest employers, Gulf Air is committed to supporting projects that help develop local talent and provide jobs for Bahraini nationals such as Jobs4Bahrainis.com.'
'Gulf Air has an enviable pool of local talent, expertise and knowledge which will serve us well as we work towards creating a sustainable national carrier for the Kingdom of Bahrain. I am proud to say that Gulf Air is leading the way amongst its regional competitors in terms of nationalising its workforce.'
'Today 79 per cent of senior and middle management positions are held by Bahrainis, while our overall Bahrainisation level at our headquarters has reached 51 per cent.”
Gulf Connexions chief executive officer Derek Dorman said: “Jobs4Bahrainis will tap into the most comprehensive CV database of graduate and experienced professional Bahraini talent available anywhere, which is an unrivalled resource developed by Gulf Connexions over the last four years.”-TradeArabia News Service