Middle East online pioneers collaborate to extend job visibility for executives

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Published May 30th, 2011 - 10:25 GMT
Gunnar Skoog, CEO, Zawya and Rabea Ataya, CEO of Bayt.com during the signing
Gunnar Skoog, CEO, Zawya and Rabea Ataya, CEO of Bayt.com during the signing

Addressing signs of recovery in the the Middle East’s job market, two of the region’s online pioneers, Zawya and Bayt.com, have joined forces to create a new avenue for executives seeking lucrative jobs in and around the region. Leveraging Bayt.com’s technology, experience and expertise, Zawya, the Middle East’s leading online business intelligence platform, has created Hire-Me, an innovative online tool which will increase and utilize the influx of job seekers to Zawya.

“As the Middle East’s leading online business intelligence platform, Zawya has always come up with innovative ways to offer our members more relevant and valuable services. Hire-Me will boost the chances for mid-to-high level professionals to make their next career move the right one. Additionally, it will allow prospective employers to quickly and effectively promote their job openings and engage the most qualified candidates. We are excited about our best-of-breed alliance with Bayt.com and are confident that it will fully meet our members' expectations” said Gunnar Skoog, CEO, Zawya.

Through Zawya’s ‘Hire-Me’, Bayt.com will provide Zawya users with a full fledged career channel directly on their site offering users many of the features and advantages of Bayt.com’s leading recruitment platform. These include searching for top jobs by keyword, location, industry, employer and country, building CVs and cover letters, creating an optional public profile and keeping track of the entire recruitment process from a central highly convenient online workspace.

“At Bayt.com we are dedicated to the region’s development as much as we are to our job seekers and employers. Working with Zawya is the perfect opportunity to do our part in supporting the region’s business community, and therefore growth, through our highly efficient and very popular online recruitment platform. Bayt.com will work to strengthen Zawya’s network resulting in increased user traffic, increased user utility and satisfaction and further monetization for the website,” said Rabea Ataya, CEO, Bayt.com.

The alliance with Bayt.com will allow Zawya’s members to search for jobs whilst enabling employers to post vacancies for a fee.

Background Information

Thomson Reuters Zawya

Thomson Reuters Zawya.com, part of Thomson Reuters Middle East, is a leading source of regional news and intelligence, serving more than 1 million professionals with up-to-date country and industry news as well as essential global coverage from Reuters.

In addition to news, Zawya.com supports business development through research reports, company databases and information on the latest projects from across the MENA region.


Bayt.com 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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