Thursday 24 April 2014

Bahrain plans new taskforce to help maids

An inter-ministerial taskforce is being set up in Bahrain to tackle the growing problem of runaway housemaids, a report said. Almost 1,000 women fled from rogue employers last year, according to the latest figures, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.


Thomson Reuters in deal with Saudi Digital Library

Thomson Reuters, a leading source of intelligent information, has signed an agreement with the Saudi Digital Library  to support the transformation of the Kingdom to a knowledge-based economy. Thomson Reuters will be a partner of scientific and scholarly research and will he


Flynas, Nas Tech offer aircraft maintenance training

Flynas, Saudi Arabia’s national carrier, and Nas Tech, the engineering & maintenance subsidiary of NAS Holding, are launching a new technical training programme for Saudi youth with high school certificates. The Aircraft Engineer Maintenance Programme (AEMP) is schedule


Imdaad backs Emiratisation at Careers UAE 2014

Imdaad, a leading provider of facilities management (FM) solutions, has joined the Careers UAE 2014, the latest edition of the recruitment and training event for UAE Nationals, to bolster its efforts to get more Emiratis into its work force. The job fair will be held from April 2


Space careers on offer at Dubai jobs fair

The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) will offers Emirati engineering graduates job opportunities related to space industry at the Careers UAE 2014, which opened today (April 22) at Dubai World Trade Centre. The participation complements EIAST&rsquo


Lack of ICT skills ‘big hurdle in getting jobs’

Fresh university graduates in the GCC are likely to face stiff challenges in securing good employment opportunities due to their lack of readiness with the essential ICT skills required by today’s job market, said an industry expert. “Being ready for today’s job


URC backs Injaz-Kuwait’s leadership initiative

United Real Estate Company (URC), one of the Mena region’s leading real estate developers, has announced its sponsorship of Injaz-Kuwait’s Company Program, which entrepreneurship and leadership learning for high school students. The programme, which is being sponsored


Saudi student numbers in the US top 110,000

The number of Saudi students in the US has reached a record high of 111,000 this year, up from 10,000 in 2007, a report said. More than 600 students from Saudi are studying medicine, the Arab News report added, noting that Saudi students could enroll in the King Abdullah Foreign


Saudi school heads to receive training in Singapore

The National Institute of Education (NIE), a top academic institution in Singapore, plans to train 3,000 Saudi school principals over the next few years, a report said. NIE signed a memorandum of understanding last year with Tatweer Education Holding to promote school leadership


5.1pc jump in expat employment in Bahrain

Employment growth among expatiates in Bahrain went up by 5.1 per cent, a report said, adding that the number of jobs rose from 488,979 in the fourth quarter of 2012 to 514,156 in the fourth quarter last year. The number of Bahrainis in work also went up by 3.9 per cent, rising fr

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