Akhtaboot’s 7th Job Fair 2016 – Amman concluded with the attendance of 20,000 job seekers

Press release
Published September 27th, 2016 - 02:37 GMT
Post Amman Job Fair 2016
Post Amman Job Fair 2016

Under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, Akhtaboot has successfully launched the biggest career event in Jordan “Akhtaboot’s 7th Job Fair 2016 - Amman” on the 21st and 22nd of September 2016. Attending on behalf of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, H.E. the Minister of Labor, Mr. Ali Al Ghazzawi inaugurated the job fair which was attended by over 20,000 job seekers as well as the participation of more than 60 companies covering a wide range of industries. The two-day job fair was held at Amman Grand Hall, Al Hussein Youth City, and was supported by the USAID Jordan Competitiveness Program.

USAID was represented at the opening ceremony by Mr. Russell Bauer, Director of the Economic Development and Energy Office at USAID, and by Mr. Jason McNabb, Deputy Director of the Economic Development and Energy Office.

Mr. Yousef Shamoun, CEO and Co-founder of Akhtaboot said: “We are pleased to report the success of the 7th edition of Akhtaboot’s job fair in Amman, which is demonstrated by the large turnout of job seekers as well as the number of participating companies. This success is derived from the vision of our corporate social responsibility program "Akhtaboot Cares Initiative", which aims to support the job search efforts of our Jordanian candidates, both men and women, while introducing them to the available job opportunities in addition to providing free career-related workshops for the purpose of strengthening the concept of employability education.”

"Both the number of people in attendance today as well as their impressive qualifications are an indication of how much talent there is in Jordan - talent which we hope the employers here today will take advantage of as they grow their businesses and look to expand regionally and globally,” said Mr. Bauer. “USAID is proud to support this effort."    

Akhtaboot is currently preparing to launch its upcoming job fair in Aqaba, which will take place on the 9th and 10th of November 2016 at Dhana Hall, Intercontinental Hotel Aqaba.

“Akhtaboot’s 7th Job Fair 2016 – Amman” was sponsored by:

Main Sponsor: Bank al Etihad.

Platinum Sponsors: King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD), Orange, and PepsiCo.

Gold Sponsors: Petra Trading and Investment Co., Ahli Microfinance Company, Al Ghad Newspaper, Souq.com, Umniah, Bank of Jordan, Ro’ya TV, and Zain.

Silver Sponsors: Housing Bank for Trade and Finance, Nestlé Waters, Morgan International Jordan, and Amyal Gym.

Testing Solutions Partner: Testello.

Media Partners: Radio Hala and Bliss.

Transportation Partner: Easy Taxi.

Background Information

Akhtaboot

Akhtaboot is an online career network, serving the MENA Region. As an employment website, Akhtaboot serves as a platform that connects employers and job seekers, creating vast opportunities for talented candidates. Having launched many successful job fairs in Jordan, Akhtaboot believes in helping job seekers find jobs that they won’t only excel at, but also grow to love. Akhtaboot is also available via its Mobile App that is on both iOS and Android devices.

Our mission is to empower employment by granting equal opportunities and chances to job seekers from all around the region. Akhtaboot.com is owned and managed by Akhtaboot FZ LLC.

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