Participants at the second job fair organized by the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Center and Akhtaboot- October 26, 2011
Under the patronage of Jordan's Minister of Labor, HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman and CEO of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org), inaugurated today in the presence of the Assistant Secretary General of the Ministry Ms. Nadera Al-Bakhit, the second job fair, labeled the biggest in 2011, organized by the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Center (TAG-Knowledge) and Akhtaboot at TAG-Knowledge headquarters, Queen Rania Street.
The opening ceremony witnessed the participation of officials from the Ministry of Labor, representatives of the participating companies along with many concerned entities and individuals.
HE Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh expressed satisfaction with the organization of the job fair for the second year in a row.
“We are working with the Ministry of Labor as partners and in one team moving in the same direction and our goal is the same and that is to increase job opportunities and qualify talents," HE Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh said.
With the participation of international and regional companies, the two-day event is expected to attract thousands of job seekers to meet recruiters and learn more about job skills, interviews and other related issues during the specialized workshops to be organized on the sideline of the fair.
Ms. Al-Bakhit highly commended the efforts exerted by TAG-Knowledge and Akhtaboot in this event which opens channels for both employers and future employees to interact and called for opening more opportunities for women.
“The Ministry always supports any initiative which aims at stopping unemployment in the country since it eventually will boost national economy and the private sector shares the responsibility with the government in this matter,” Al-Bakhit said.
Building on the success of last year's event which attracted more than 10,000 (ten thousand) aspiring professionals and fresh graduates, this year's fair will be more focused with new recruiters covering various industries.
Akhtaboot Co-founder and CEO, Mr. Yousef Shamoun, from his part, stated: “Only through job fairs, job seekers and employers can directly meet, dialogue and interact. It’s a great opportunity to future employees to show their skills and personality that might grant them the first step towards job positions.”
Meanwhile, Mr. Tareq Hammad, TAG-Knowledge executive director said: "HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh is extremely satisfied with the outcome of last year's event and we are proud to work with Akhtaboot again in organizing this job fair and we will work on making it an annual event," he added.
This year's two-day event, held October 26-27, 2011, is sponsored by Bank of Jordan (platinum sponsor), Umniah (gold sponsor), Pepsi Jordan and Bell Amman (silver sponsors), the Online Project and Addustour newspaper (media sponsors).
Also participating in the job fair: Coca Cola, Pepsico, City Mall, Pioneers Training Academy, Farouq Al Jabsheh and his Sons, USAID, Morgan, Extensya, Jeeran.com, Leo Brunette Jordan, Spinneys, TAGSB, Bell Amman, nPario, Bank Al Etihad, Naouri Group, D1G, Fustuq.com, TAG Recruit, International Youth Foundation, Ministry of Labor, SEDCO, CCC, Delta Insurance,D1g, Orange and Hikma Pharmaceutical.