Job Seekers at UAE Career Fair register strong interest in Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation

Published May 17th, 2005 - 01:32 GMT

During his inaugural visit to the ongoing UAE Career Fair 2005, currently being held at Dubai International Exhibition Centre (DIEC) till May 18, 2005, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister, expressed appreciation for Dubai Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation’s (PCFC) initiatives in offering employment opportunities to national job seekers.

PCFC is using its presence at the UAE Career Fair to recruit national job seekers for its numerous upcoming commercial and real estate projects. Visitors at the fair registered strong interest in the PCFC pavilion. The stand received several national job seekers, particularly fresh graduates, seeking creative and exciting jobs in a challenging environment.

Commenting on their participation, Jamal Lootah, Head of Human Resources and General Administration (SSD), stated, “Being a part of the UAE Career Fair is integral to realizing the vision of Sheikh Mohammed of offering strong opportunities to UAE nationals in all job positions in the private and public sectors. By allowing nationals a chance to participate fully in the workforce, we can work together towards strengthening and developing the country’s economy.”

“The UAE Career Fair gives companies the chance to meet and interact with a large number of national job seekers and explain first-hand the jobs available. PCFC has a wide range of projects and we have positions available for a cross-section of employees from fresh graduates, high school certificate holders to nationals with some years of experience,” he added.

PCFC has positions available in sales, marketing, accounting and finance, inspection, administration and legal affairs. Applicants are put through a thorough evaluation process to identify their skills and aptitude and help them make the right career choice.

A job-seeker at the Fair, Hajar Aljthoubi said, “I have studied e-commerce and gained experience by training in different companies in Dubai. I look forward to the opportunity to work in a big organization such as PCFC as it will offer me the right exposure and also provide training to further develop my skills.”

Budoor Al Banna, part of the Corporation’s HR team in the upcoming Al Aveer Free Zone said, “Establishing a Free Zone is a difficult task as we need a large number of trained and qualified employees. We met several well-qualified and experienced applicants at the Career Fair, especially from Zayed University and Dubai Women’s College.”

The Career Fair is one of the fastest growing events in the Middle East. Last year’s event attracted 10,000 visitors and numbers are expected to increase further this year.


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