Tamkeen in tie-up to create jobs for Bahrainis
Manama, October 13, 2011
VentureComs, which develops and distributes applications for mobile phones, has signed an agreement with Tamkeen, Bahrain’s labour fund, that is expected to create a number of high-quality jobs for Bahrainis.
The signing took place during a business road show led by the Economic Development Board (EDB) to the UK to promote Bahrain as a preferred business destination. VentureComs is an exclusive distributor for leading European and US mobile content providers and in-house developed applications.
The agreement will enable the company to cater to the requirement for a regional developer of mobile applications in the Middle East and North Africa region.
The agreement, which was facilitated by EDB, is set to boost the kingdom's growing ICT sector, creating both specialist jobs within the sector and within supporting divisions, including sales and back office support.
'We are delighted to welcome VentureComs to Bahrain,' said EDB chief executive Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa.
'Creating high-quality jobs for all Bahrainis depends upon a thriving private sector and it is businesses like VentureComs that will provide Bahrain's highly skilled and creative workforce with the opportunities they need to fulfil their potential.
'We are hopeful that VentureComs' presence in Bahrain will create jobs not only through direct employment, but also through the benefits that it will provide to other companies in the sector as its business expands.'
The Bahraini delegation also participated in a Bahrain Trade and Investment Seminar, where Shaikh Mohammed, Bahrain Ambassador Alice Samaan and Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry chairman Dr Essam Fakhro shared insights into a political and macro-economic overview of the kingdom.
Bahrain boasts the Middle East's most liberal and advanced ICT infrastructure and policies. The kingdom has one of the highest mobile and Internet penetration rates in the region and is also home to Skype's representative office for the Middle East and Africa region and the regional offices of Huawei Technologies. – TradeArabia News Service