Minister of Labour calls upon private companies to accelerate the Emiratisation process
The Minister of Labour and Chairman of Tanmia’s Board of Trustees, Dr. Ali Bin Abdullah Al Ka’abi, has urged the private sector to participate in the Careers UAE 2007 Exhibition to be held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from March 13th to 15th 2007. During a meeting between His Excellency and Mr. Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dr. Al Ka’abi also announced the ministry’s official support for the Careers UAE 2007 Exhibition, reinforcing the government’s continuing efforts to encourage its citizens to play a greater role in the country’s private sector.
“The Ministry of Labour is committed to offering UAE nationals opportunities and training to engage successfully in both private and public sector jobs, thereby becoming active partners in the country’s progress. I am delighted to extend support to Careers UAE 2007 as an event that will help the development of UAE youths. The exhibition will offer UAE nationals a chance to acquire suitable jobs and prove their worth by succeeding in them,” said Dr. Al Ka’abi.
“We are delighted with the success of last year’s event, which generated over 15,000 visitors over three days. This year’s event will bring in even more success stories with the significant increase in exhibitors, who have expressed confidence in the capacity of UAE nationals to perform well in the most demanding jobs,” said Al Marri.
“Our confidence has been further boosted by the support extended to us by the Ministry of Labour. We are glad to provide the right platform for prospective employers and job applicants to interact, and thereby maximize the employment opportunities for UAE nationals across the industrial spectrum,” he added.
While Careers UAE 2007 Exhibition has been steadily expanding over the years, the exhibition is set for its most significant increase this year with some 8,000 square meters of space covering three halls prepared for the event, which represent more than 90 per cent increase over the 4,918-square meter space used in 2006.
With over than 150 exhibitors from Financial Services, Hospitality & Tourism, Oil & Gas, Training, Education and other Government and private enterprises, Careers UAE 2007 Exhibition will provide an ideal platform for UAE nationals to launch productive careers in a diversity of public and private sectors.
Organized with strong support from Tanmia, Emirates Nationals Development Programme, Higher Colleges of Technology, Zayed University and UAE University, Careers UAE 2007 Exhibition seeks to match ambitious UAE nationals with the right jobs and employers that offer good salaries and career advancement. This is achieved by allowing UAE nationals from all fields of work to meet directly with recruiters and hiring managers from top companies during the job fair.
Careers UAE 2007 Exhibition is also a venue for a variety of training and higher education opportunities, networking possibilities, career leads, opportunities within organizations, general information on various companies, market information and internship prospects.
Aside from helping UAE professionals map out their careers, the exhibition also caters to students by holding forums and workshops that will provide occupation and other opportunities for fresh graduates, study paths to acquire appropriate qualifications for different sectors, information on business activity in the industry, and reflections and experiences of UAE national graduates who have worked in different sectors.