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Monday, December 17, 2018

Emiratization Accelerators kick of in Al Dhafra with participation of 600 nationals

Following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region; the Emiratization Accelerators program today kicked off with an open day held in the Al Dhafra region, with participation of circa 600 UAE nationals.

Following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region; the Emiratization Accelerators program today kicked off with an open day held in the Al Dhafra region, with participation of circa 600 UAE nationals.

The event was organized by the Minister of Human Resources & Emiratization (MoHRE), in collaboration with the Department of Economic Development (DED) and Human Resources (HRA) Authority in Abu Dhabi.

The first day of the career fair was attended by His Excellency Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratization, HE Saif Mohammed Al Hajeri, Chairman of DED, and HE Sultan bin Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Director of the Office of the Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, in addition to a number of government officials.

Attending government officials met with job seekers and representatives of the 21 companies that took part in the open day. Participating entities offered a number of career opportunities, including accounting, customer service, sales and marketing. Other employment opportunities involved positions in security, admin and computing.

Al Hamli thanked HE Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed, Ruler’s Representative in the Al Dhafra region, for supporting the initiative, which aims to provide 1,000 employment opportunities for UAE nationals residing in Al Dhafra, in the private sector.

The Minister also commended the Abu Dhabi Executive Council’s Employment Opportunities Committee for its support for the Emiratization drive across the Emirate, thus complementing MoHRE’s efforts to achieve the UAE National Agenda’s Emiratization targets, in addition to executing the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Executive Council, to create over 10,000 employment opportunities for Emirati men and women in the private and public sectors, as part of the Abu Dhabi Development Accelerators program (‘Ghadan 21’).

Al Hamli said: “The open day has witnessed a marked participation of Emirati job seeks, which only confirms their keenness to seize available employment opportunities. It also displays their understanding of the importance of working in the private sector and the advantages it offers”

“Companies taking part in the open day have clearly demonstrated their patriotism and sense of responsibility towards the community by offering UAE nationals the right employment opportunities that meet their expectations in terms of job stability.”

HE stressed the Ministry’s commitment to support and develop its strategic partnerships with local and federal government authorities that regulate the target economic sectors, in order to accelerate the Emiratization process, which is considered as a top priority for MoHRE, based on its new agenda that follows the directives of the country’s leadership.

Commenting on the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, HE Saif Mohammed Al Hajeri, said that the Department’s participation in the organization of the open day in the Al Dhafra region in collaboration with the Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratization, comes  on the back of a memorandum of understanding that was signed by the two parties, in order to accelerate Emiratization and develop and promote Emirati human resources  and enable them to play an active role in the country’s sustainable economic development journey.

He also stressed the Department’s commitment to implement directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, to create over 10,000 employment opportunities for Emiratis in the private and public sectors, and achieve the objectives of the Abu Dhabi Development Accelerators program.

Al Hajeri added that the Department is preparing a strategy to support Emiratization within the private sector across the Emirate, in conjunction and participation of 20 government and semi-government entities in Abu Dhabi. This collaboration involves the exchanging of information and data about companies, vacancies, employment opportunities, Emiratization percentages, number of job seekers. This data is a vital part of supporting the Emiratization strategy within the private sector in the Emirate.

HE explained: “The Abu Dhabi government aims through setting an Emiratization strategy for the private sector, to promote confidence in job seekers, by enacting developmental and legislative roles within the Emiratization process, in addition to offering incentives and advantages to private sector companies and establishments, in order to create sustainable employment opportunities for local talents.”

Al Hajeri stressed that organizing similar events with MoHRE, will help in instilling confidence in job seekers in finding the right employment opportunities within the private sector, by enabling developmental and legislative roles within Emiratization process, in addition to promoting cohesion between the public and private sectors to help create sustainable employment opportunities for local talents.

HE added that DED is keen on achieving the Emirate’s strategic goals in terms of Emiratization, which focus on identifying future opportunities and challenges, and putting in place the necessary steps, policies and incentives that boost local talents’ employment in the private sector, by identifying relevant initiatives and projects, monitoring indicators and results, in order to achieve target goals.

Al Hajeri concluded by clarifying that the open meeting to recruit UAE nationals in the Dhafra region is a continuation of the accomplishments of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council’s Employment Opportunities Committee has achieved, having recently secured employment for 3,285 0Emirati men and women, 42 per cent of which were semi-government entities, 39 and 17 per cent in federal and local government entities respectively, while the private sector accounted for the remaining 2 per cent.

During the open day, officials from the participating companies conducted job interviews for present job seekers to assess their skills and capabilities against available vacancies. The interviews have resulted in extending job offers to a number of Emirati men and women, with many others qualifying for these positions.

As part accelerated Emiratization program, the Al Dhafra region will soon have another open day organized to provide employment for its residents.

Worth noting that the Ministry manages open career fairs through four phases. The first involves participants registering on a smart platform upon arrival, which allows them to choose three available employment opportunities. The second phase involves offering professional guidance to educate job seekers about the importance of the target sector and the available job opportunities, and make sure of jobseekers’ readiness for the job interviews, while the third phase aims to train job seekers how to conduct interviews, and fourth is to conduct the interview.

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