x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

UAE creates 2,000 more jobs for Emiratis

Two thousand jobs will be created for Emiratis in the travel and tourism industry as part of the government's Emiratisation drive.

ABU DHABI // An additional 2,000 jobs will be created for Emiratis at the travel and tourism company Emirates Group over the next five years. It is part of an initiative to increase the number of Emiratis in the private sector launched by the President Sheikh Khalifa, the state news agency Wam reported.

Emirates Group signed an agreement with Absher, a ministry initiative that helps companies comply with government policies and Emiratisation initiatives. Emirates Group will meet annual recruitment targets specific in the agreement by exchanging applicant information with the Ministry of Presidential Affairs.

Jobs will be created across the company's 50 divisions, which include Emirates Airline and the air service provider Dnata. It employs 62,000 people and has had an Emirati recruitment programme for more than 20 years.

"The personnel hired as part of this programme will work in all fields and at all levels across The Group, including specialities such as engineering, ground services, inflight services, flight crew and overseas station management," said Abdul Aziz Al Ali, the company's executive vice-president of human resources, in a statement.

The Emirates Group will work with the Abu Dhabi Emiratisation Board and the National Human Resources Development and Employment Authority to recruit Emiratis.

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