Job fair to draw 15,000 Emiratis
Abu Dhabi, February 2, 2014
More than 15,000 Emirati job seekers are expected to visit Abu Dhabi over the next three days, as Tawdheef, a leading recruitment fair for UAE nationals to opens tomorrow (February 3).
The fair, which will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, will have over 6,000 job opportunities from a host of government and private sector employers, representing a significant increase on last year.
Emirates Aluminium (Emal) has said over 300 openings for UAE nationals are to be filled at Tawdheef, while the Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank has 125 positions available, said a statement.
Nasima Haji Al Balooshi, Emiratisation manager, National Bank of Fujairah, said: “Our target is to recruit 26 UAE nationals throughout 2014, however we hope to exceed this target. Tawdheef is a great platform to showcase the type of career development programmes we have in place at the bank and to subsequently recruit talented Emiratis interested in working at the National Bank of Fujairah.”
The events website is showcasing various other job opportunities including firefighters for Abu Dhabi Airports Company, consultants at National Health Insurance Company, Daman, personal financial consultants at Standard Chartered Bank, broadcast engineers at TwoFour54 and IT engineers at Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank.
Hayete Jemai, exhibition director, said: “The actual number of available vacancies is even greater than 6,000, as many employers can’t put an exact figure on how many openings they will have throughout 2014. The exhibition is a great chance for jobseekers to search for that ideal role.”
Other major employers taking part this year include Sharaf Retail, UAE Exchange, First Gulf Bank, Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, GHQ Armed Forces, the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), Abu Dhabi Tourism and Cultural Authority, Adnoc, and the Department of Municipal Affairs, all of which will have current job openings and long-term career opportunities to offer Emiratis. - TradeArabia News Service