Jobs4Bahrainis seals Tamkeen partnership
Manama, November 19, 2012
Online careers and employment platform Jobs4Bahrainis.com has announced a partnership with the Kingdom’s labour fund Tamkeen aimed at further enhancing the employment prospects of qualified Bahraini nationals.
Jobs4Bahrainis.com is a joint venture between Gulf Connexions, the Kingdom’s leading recruitment company and Al Hilal Group, a top regional publishing organisation.
As per the new partnership, Tamkeen will meet 100 per cent of the costs previously charged to companies and job seekers to use the site, employers will be able to post job vacancies, and job seekers will be able to upload their CVs, free of charge.
The interactive portal, which was launched in mid-2010 as the first private sector initiative of its type, provides a platform for job seekers to connect with local and international employers in the Kingdom.
The recruitment portal of choice, Jobs4Bahrainis.com currently hosts 12,300 CVs and has been used by more than 600 employers to date.
Gulf Connexions chairman Anwar Abdulrahman said: “The partnership with Tamkeen is a very exciting development in Jobs4Bahrainis.com’s evolution. The team has worked tirelessly since inception to build the portal’s reputation."
“This partnership will no doubt deliver on our aims to widen the jobs, training and personal development opportunities to job seekers, while at the same time provide a user-friendly virtual market place for employers to match the best available talent to their vacancies," remarked Abdulrahman.
“We must congratulate Tamkeen for their bold initiative to encourage more Bahrainis to enter the Kingdom’s workforce,” he added.
Tamkeen’s chief executive Mahmood Hashem Al Kooheji, said: “We continue to support Bahrainis through the various human capital development and private sector support programmes as we look to expand and diversify the local economy."
According to him, Jobs4Bahrainis.com is an excellent vehicle to encourage broader employer-employee matchmaking.
"It will also serve as a showcase to consolidate many of our other initiatives in Human Capital Development such as professional and vocational training, employment initiatives and training on work readiness skills,” he added.
Fully aligned with the Kingdom’s Economic Vision 2030, Jobs4Bahrainis.com is designed to promote Bahrainis as the employees of choice by showcasing a community of available talent and skills.
As well as offering a comprehensive CV database and job vacancy upload capability, the portal has searchable databases for employers and job seekers, as well as a business newsfeed providing the latest economic and business updates on Bahrain’s economy.-TradeArabia News Service