31 January, 2012
ABU DHABI — Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, has officially inaugurated Tawdheef Recruitment Show, the UAE’s leading careers event that supports Emiratisation.
Taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) until 2 February, Tawdheef features more than 100 government and private organisations looking to meet with 26,116 pre-registered job-seekers and make a quick start towards their goals of hitting Emiratisation targets for 2012.
Shaikh Nahyan asserted the keenness of the country’s wise leadership on the process Emiratisation in order to give adequate opportunity to the people of UAE to prove their merit in various fields of work and contribute effectively to the development of the country.
The Minister pointed out that the contribution of various public and private sectors by offering training programs and creating job opportunities for national graduates is proof of the sincerity of these sectors.
After the official opening, Shaikh Nahyan toured the stalls hosted by public and private institutions, which number more than 100 companies and government agencies.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council Ali Rashid Al Ketbi stressed the importance of the career fair in creating jobs for citizens and contributing to the economic development of the country.
At least 2,000 immediately vacant positions will be offered at the show spanning almost every industry sector including government, finance, healthcare, insurance, retail, tourism and hospitality, energy, industrial, media, recruitment, defense and security, IT, telecoms, transport and logistics.
Among the headline organisations include Mubadala, which is looking to add 110 UAE Nationals to its employee roster. The Abu Dhabi government owned investment organisation will be conducting onsite interviews for selected applicants at the show.
Industrial conglomerate General Holding Corporation (GHC) will recruit 198 UAE Nationals across its group of diversified companies, including Ducab, Emirates Steel, Arkan, Agthia and the National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), while the defence and specialised manufacturing investment holding company Tawazun has 90 positions immediately available and UAE homeland security company Advanced Integrated Systems has posted 200 vacancies.
“For the first time in the exhibition’s six year history in Abu Dhabi, only firms with immediate job openings for UAE Nationals are taking part,” said Hayete Jemai, Exhibition Director for Tawdheef.
“The number of Emirati jobseekers ranges between 12,000 and 13,000 annually in Abu Dhabi alone, with the emirate expecting to create more than 600,000 new jobs over the next decade. Tawdheef is a key link bringing together Emiratis and employers under one roof,” added Jemai.
Organised by Informa Exhibitions, Tawdheef is sponsored by the UAE Presidential Guard, Abu Dhabi Police, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank and National Bank of Abu Dhabi (platinum sponsors), Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, ADNOC and Etisalat (gold sponsors) and Etihad Airways, the Telecoms Regulations Authority (TRA) Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), and Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (silver sponsors). Abu Dhabi Airports Company has signed up as registration sponsor.
Partnering with the show is the three-day Emiratisation Summit - the only event to address the Emiratisation HR lifecycle, focusing on the three core dimensions of UAE National talent management: recruitment, retention, and professional development.
The programme features four post-summit workshops on Thursday 2 February and has an expert line-up of training, recruitment, and development professionals from 15 organisations, including the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, the Dubai Department of Economic Development, Unilever KSA and Gulf, and Al Futtaim Group.