Labour ministry to launch virtual job market

A common and reliable online platform set up by the Ministry of Labour for employers and jobseekers in the UAE will soon become a reality.

By Anu Warrier

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Published: Wed 23 Oct 2013, 11:47 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 6:39 PM

Mubarak Saeed Al Dhaheri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Labour, speaking on the sidelines at Gitex, said the online job market will help meet growing demand and supply issues in the sector. It is also expected to help employers pick the right candidate and for people to find suitable jobs online, he said.

Employers can register on the soon-to-be launched job portal and announce vacancies at their firms, while jobseekers can post their resumes. Prospective candidates can check the system for vacancies according to their qualification and experience. And if their search is successful, they can contact the employer, said Al Dhaheri.

If an employer finds the resume interesting, he can contact the candidate and further negotiations can be conducted. “If the worker and the employer meet all the requirements the process of appointment can be completed through the Ministry of Labour,’’ said Al Dhaheri.

Speaking to Khaleej Times, Dr Zain Sharif, Director of Labour Studies and Information at the ministry, said the jobseeker will have to open an account in the system and no commission will be levied for the service. “It will be a great opportunity for the employer as well as the jobseekers. The best part is that this virtual job market is being regulated by the ministry,” he added.

Al Dhaheri said the aim of the online platform is to connect the employers and the labourers and be at the centre of action. “The move will ease the mobility of labour and verify that it is happening as per the rules,” he said.

Answering a question, Dr Sharif said though there are many private agencies giving similar services, the ministry’s project will have its own standing. “Credibility is important as the ministry is involved,” he said.

Dr Sharif said the domain will start functioning shortly. “Some procedures are left to be completed and we hope that can be done soon,” said Dr Sharif.

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