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Tamkeen inks job deal with retail group
Manama, April 25, 2012
Bahrain's labour fund Tamkeen said it signed an agreement with Azadea Group, a leading international fashion and lifestyle company, to train and employ 60 Bahrainis in the company.
The agreement is part of Tamkeen's Employment Support programme, which helps private sector companies identify their employment requirements and fill those vacancies with trained Bahraini nationals.
The programme is in line with Tamkeen’s drive to make Bahrainis the employee of choice and boost their contribution to the private sector and national economy as outlined by Vision 2030.
As per agreement, Tamkeen will fund the training and provide wage subsidies during the training period for 60 Bahrainis who will be recruited to work at Azadea.
The training covers three main areas: technical training in retail, on-the-job training, and customer service.
Commenting on the deal, the VP of Enterprise and Human Capital Development Ahmed Abdulghani Al Shaikh at Tamkeen said the employment support programme was quite unique because it benefited both the employers and employees together.
'On the one hand we assist private sector enterprises fill their human resources needs, and at the same time we provide Bahrainis with high-calibre training and employment opportunities in a wide array of sectors. It is truly a win-win situation,' he stated.
Al Shaikh further noted that the Employment Support Programme is expected to expand which will provide even more added-value training and employment prospects for Bahranis.
Jamal Jasim, HR manager in Azadea, said Tamkeen and its programmes were a prime contributor to the Kingdom’s overall economic development.
“We truly appreciate Tamkeen’s support in this endeavor which will surely enable us to reach our shared objectives, which are to aid the advancement of Bahrainis through training, and increasing their presence in the growing retail sector,” he added.
Under this programme, Tamkeen has signed training and employment deals with some of the renowned companies in the fields of aviation, manufacturing, telecom, engineering, healthcare, marketing, administration, finance and banking, PR and logistics. Around 3,800 Bahrainis are set to benefit from these programmes, he added.-TradeArabia News Service