wins twice at SME Advisor Stars of Business Awards 2011

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Published December 7th, 2011 - 09:35 GMT, the Middle East’s number one jobsite, the Middle East’s number one jobsite, the Middle East’s number one jobsite, won twice in the prestigious SME Advisor Stars of Business Awards 2011, as it was named the best in the Technology and Online category, and as Business Star of the Year.  

The online portal, renowned as a destination of choice for tens of thousands of employers and millions of job seekers in the Middle East and beyond, came out on top after being selected by a panel of industry-leading judges.  

2011 has been a truly flagship year for that saw the launch of several key pioneering platforms including Salaries (the first Salaries comparison platform in the region); the launch of Communities (the first professional networking and idea sharing communities of their nature and scope in the MENA); the launch of People (the professional branding and networking arm of; the launch of Career Watch (a tool to plan, manage and effect career change in the region smoothly and in an informed manner) as well as the completely revamped Workspace and CV Search products. 

“This is a prestigious recognition for us, and we are very proud to have been chosen as the winner for both the Technology and Online category, and as the Business Star of the Year. Since’s inception we have worked hard to create a leading online portal that brings job seekers and employers together, while also providing invaluable knowledge on industry trends and habits across the region,” said Akram Assaf, Chief Technology Officer, “We would like to thank the judges for choosing as the recipient of these awards.” is the Middle East’s number one jobsite and has a decade of experience in supporting the MENA HR community, with the largest and most relevant community of professionals registered on the site.

Background Information is the leading job site in the Middle East and North Africa, connecting job seekers with employers looking to hire. Every day, thousands of new job vacancies are listed on the award-winning platform from the region's top employers.

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