More nationals join the private sector: Tanmia

ABU DHABI — There has been a steady increase in the number of UAE nationals employed in the private sector, a human resources development expert has said.

By Nada S. Mussallam

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Published: Tue 5 Apr 2005, 10:40 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 6:58 PM

“We recognise the importance of recruiting UAE nationals in private sector whenever possible. A free market economy like UAE’s requires highly qualified and skilled manpower, especially in banking and insurance sectors,” Jabir Al Khumiri, Manager in the Abu Dhabi office of National Human Resources Development and Employment Authority (Tanmia), said here yesterday.

Khumiri’s comment came at the ‘Meet the Employer Career Fair’ organised by Tanmia for Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) students in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.

He said the career fair provides the UAE national job seekers with opportunities to interact with prospective employers in the private sector, mainly in trade, banking and insurance enterprises.

The fair, which was held at the Abu Dhabi Women’s college, served as a platform for job seekers to learn the requirements for successful job hunting in private sector.

“Job seekers can gain valuable insight into the work environment in banking, insurance and trading companies by interacting first hand with key personnel from the private sector. The fair aims at persuading UAE nationals, who may be apprehensive about working in this sector, that it can lead to highly rewarding career path,” added Al Khumiri.

Employers at the fair explained their company policies and recruitment practices to the job seekers and also conducted job interviews and tests in order to fill urgent vacancies.

Tanmia regularly conducts programmes to familiarise UAE nationals with the qualifications, training and attitude required to adapt to the needs of the UAE’s modern labour market.

Such meetings provide a specialised mechanism to streamline communication between employers and Tanmia to make the best possible jobs available to UAE nationals, thus contributing to emiratisation.

Tanmia has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Human Resource Committee of the Insurance Sector in the UAE to increase job opportunities for UAE nationals in the sector.

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