Emiratisation goes digital with new online job portal

In a move designed to accelerate the pace of Emiratisation in line the latest trends in online recruitment, Careers UAE Exhibition has launched a user-friendly job portal as an all-in-one hub where the needs of job seekers and recruiters intersect.

Many companies have already indicated their desire to post vacancies on the portal in the coming weeks, cementing CareersUAE Exhibition’s reputation as the nation’s leading recruitment, training and education showcase.

The vast majority of youth frequently use mobile phones as well as electronic tablets to access the internet while on the go throughout the day, making the new job portal easily accessible for all attendees while providing a vital link between job-seekers and employers.

The 13th edition of Careers UAE Exhibition coincides with the Year of Emiratisation, and will bring graduates and job seekers face-to-face with a diverse range of exhibitors. The event’s partners include Al Futtaim, Bayt.com, Commercial Bank of Dubai, First Select, Go Glocal, Higher Colleges of Technology, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, the Presidential Guard, Tanmia, UAE University and Zayed University.

Careers UAE Exhibition 2013 is open exclusively for UAE nationals and HR practitioners, and will be held at DWTC. The event will take place from 30 April – 2 May.

Asma Al Sharif, Careers UAE Exhibition Manager at DWTC, said, “We are witnessing a young generation of tech-savvy Emiratis who are very active on social media and cyberspace as a whole. They seek maximum convenience in minimum time. Therefore our job portal will empower them to quickly and easily navigate through a world of opportunities, and find jobs that are in sync with their career ambitions.” Commenting on the job portal, Sultan Al Sabri, Vice President, Human Resources and Organization Effectiveness of Dubai Aluminum, said, “As a country that prides itself in maintaining international standards, it is vital that we also keep pace with the latest global trends in recruitment by migrating our vacancy listings from traditional media to the digital platform.” Mohammed Malek, Vice President of Human Resources, Majid Al Futtaim Holding voiced optimism about the job portal’s future impact. “Majid Al Futtaim is committed to furthering the employment and development of UAE talent. This job portal will better connect national job seekers to relevant opportunities in the market, and we hope that it will lead to more Emiratis joining the private sector,” he said.

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