Akhtaboot concludes its first Irbid Job Fair with 8,000 job seekers

Press release
Published September 8th, 2016 - 06:13 GMT
Irbid Job Fair
Irbid Job Fair

Under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, Akhtaboot launched its first job fair in Irbid “Akhtaboot 7th Job Fair 2016 – Irbid” on the 17th and 18th of August 2016. Attending on behalf of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, Minister of Labor H.E. Mr. Ali Al Ghazzawi inaugurated the job fair which was attended by over 8,000 job seekers while offering approximately 800 openings, including job vacancies, training, volunteer, and entrepreneurship opportunities. The two-day job fair was held at Irbid Grand Hall, Al Hasan Youth City and was supported by the USAID Jordan Competitiveness Program.

“Akhtaboot 7th Job Fair 2016 – Irbid” was organized and launched as part of the 7th edition of Jordan’s biggest career event “Akhtaboot’s 7th Job Fair 2016” which was strategically planned to be held in three governorates chosen across the Kingdom: Amman, Irbid, and Aqaba.

“It gives us great pride to report positive outcomes from Akhtaboot’s first Job Fair held in Irbid, the second largest metropolitan population in Jordan. With a high concentration of top-notch universities in Irbid, Akhtaboot provided a platform for select employers to meet and hire thousands of qualified recent graduates and professionals, while providing career seekers unprecedented insight into what opportunities are available to them in their city.” said Mr. Yousef Shamoun, CEO and Co-founder of Akhtaboot.

Akhtaboot is currently preparing to launch its two upcoming job fairs in Amman and Aqaba, which will take place as follows:

  • Akhtaboot 7thJob Fair - Amman: 21-22 September 2016 at Amman Grand Hall, Al-Hussein Youth City
  • Akhtaboot 7th Job Fair - Aqaba: 9-10 November 2016 at Dhana Hall, Intercontinental Hotel Aqaba

By hosting an event of this magnitude in Irbid, Akhtaboot affirms its position as the leading recruitment solutions provider in Jordan and the MENA region.

“Akhtaboot 7th Job Fair 2016 – Irbid” was sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsor: King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD).

Gold Sponsors: Bank al Etihad, Al Ghad Newspaper, Ro’ya TV.

Silver Sponsors: Housing Bank, Ahli Microfinance Company, Jawaker and Boundless.

Media Partner: Radio Hala.

Testing Solutions Partner: Testello.

Background Information


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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