Careers fair to propel Emiratization

Published May 29th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

The rapid expansion of the UAE economy in recent years has resulted in a growing demand for highly qualified national professionals. According to official estimates, Emirati job seekers are expected to reach 100,000 by 2005. However, currently, only 1.3 percent of the private sector is composed of UAE nationals ― that is merely 12,000 workers. 


Foreigners, on the other hand, which account for 85 percent of the UAE's 2.8 million population, make up more than 90 percent of the workforce. Most coming from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Afghanistan, the Philippines and Sri Lanka. 


Careers UAE 2001, a job recruitment fair for UAE nationals to be held in December, aims to provide an opportunity for exhibitors to support their recruitment efforts by providing them with a forum to meet and exchange information with national job seekers. This year the exhibition’s floor plan will be divided by industry sectors to enable job seekers to focus specifically on their target work environment. 


Organized by the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) in association with the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) and the National Human Resource Development and Employment Authority (TANMIA), the Careers fair will be held in the West Hall of Airport Expo Dubai, December 24-27, 2001. 


At the Careers UAE 2001, TANMIA representatives will be available to offer participating companies advice from its panel of employment and training experts on the latest Emiratization issues and approaches. It will also be able to provide participating employers with access to accurate labor-market information and publications detailing current employment trends in the UAE. 


Careers UAE 2000, which made its debut in November 2000 attracted the participation of more than 70 companies and 9,000 students from the UAE’s universities and colleges, graduates and professionals seeking new job opportunities visited the exhibition. ― (MENA Report)

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