UAE companies are stepping up their recruitment drive, with some of them offering thousands of positions in one job fair alone. The Tawdheef Recruitment Fair, a three-day event that starts on Monday at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, is offering 7,500 positions mainly for UAE nationals. However, a source told Gulf News that some of the participating employers may have vacancies on offer for non-Emiratis as well.
Companies offering jobs at Tawdheef include the Abu Dhabi Terminals, Mubadala Development Company, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, Schlumberger, Emirates Nationals Development Programme and New York University Abu Dhabi. Standard Chartered, another participating employer, said it seeks to raise awareness on its various graduate programmes and meet UAE nationals who may be qualified to join its multi-cultural team of over 70 nationalities.
Jobseekers visiting the event will learn a few tricks to improve their CV writing skills, one of the challenges people face while on the lookout for a new job. Bayt.com, which is teaching visitors how to improve their CVs, said the number of jobs on offer at Tawdheef is testament to the strength of the UAE’s recruitment sector”.
“The 7,500 jobs are a testament to how the UAE has always been a very active market with some of the highest number of job listings in the region,” said Suhail Masri, vice president of sales at Bayt.com.
The three day-fair is held under the patronage of H.E. Shaikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of culture, Youth and Community Development.
Also held alongside the show is the Emirati Youth Forum, as part of the Emiratisation Summit 2015.
Organisations in the UAE have recently stepped up their Emiratisation efforts. Etihad Airways announced last week plans to boost the number of UAE nationals employed in the airline. The UAE flag carrier said more than 6,000 Emiratis will be offered jobs over the next five years.