Al-Futtaim to back Emiratisation at job fair
Dubai, April 22, 2013
Dubai-based Al-Futtaim, a leading business house, will support the UAE’s youth by offering employment opportunities within the group’s diverse industries at a major upcoming careers event in Dubai.
Careers UAE 2013 will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from April 30 to May 2.
The UAE’s private sector will play a pivotal role in helping the UAE government’s Emiratisation strategy gather momentum in 2013, said Zuhair Al Haj, Al-Futtaim’s director of HR and Localisation – Mena.
He said that young Emiratis’ contribution to a private sector-driven economy is a key component for a holistically sustainable economic landscape.
“Al-Futtaim is a staunch advocate of the government’s Emiratisation policy and our participation at events that focus on job opportunities for our youth is a major component of our efforts to create awareness amongst Emiratis that the private sector offers employment opportunities for career-oriented individuals,” he added.
Al-Futtaim is widely recognised as an employer of choice as a result of the group’s Emiratisation initiative Mehmal Al Marifa and its many recruitment initiatives that are acknowledged as industry benchmarks.
“A-Futtaim is aligned with the UAE government directive of integrating UAE Nationals which we have demonstrated through our support of the Absher, Tanmia and Tawteen initiatives by launching programmes designed to provide employment opportunities to many Emirati housewives and graduates,” noted Al Haj.
In addition to having many representatives from Al-Futtaim at the Career Fair, young UAE Nationals will also have the opportunity to interact with UAE Nationals currently employed by the group. This will give them first hand feedback on Al-Futtaim, its work culture and the overall working experience, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service