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Bahrain unemployment level below 3.75pc

Manama, February 7, 2013

Bahrain's unemployment level has dipped to below 3.75 per cent, Labour Minister Jameel Humaidan revealed at the 10th Career Expo being held at the Intermediate Girls School in Hamad Town.

After touring stalls and holding discussions with company representatives, he said the government was aiming to keep unemployment among Bahrainis below the four per cent level, our sister newspaper, the Gulf Daily News reported.

"We now have less than 3.7 per cent unemployment and it is our hope that the levels will decline further," he said.

About 15 stalls belonging to various companies, training institutes and corporates advertised their vacancies.

The expo ends today.

Toohan Construction Company said they had vacancy for three civil engineers, three assistant engineers, two work site supervisors, two site supervisors and one secretary. Salary for those on-site began at BD400 ($1,063.83) and with all perquisites would come up to BD570, company officials added.

Jawad Business Group has vacancies for more than 20 staff - all in Costa Coffee.

MRS Fashions said it had openings for assistant tailors, secretaries in human resources, accounts and production.

Kempinski Grand Hotel is looking for candidates to fill up vacancies in the kitchen and food and beverages section. They are looking for chefs, waiters, waitresses and captains, officials said.

Representatives of LuLu Hypermarket - another noted retailer at the job fair - said vacancies existed for sales jobs, store keeper and cashier.

A representative of the High Council for Vocational Training Amaal Jassim Al Moulani said the organisation trained people to fit various jobs in the market.

Among the job-seekers were also those who had qualifications in instrumentation and controls. Hussan Ali was one such candidate. "The companies present do not have a vacancy for me," he added. – TradeArabia News Service




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