Tanmia to get tough with Emiratis who fail to show up for interviews

DUBAI — National job seekers who turned down job opportunities offered to them through the National Human Resources Development and Employment Authority (Tanmia) will be subjected to job orientation and guidance programmes.

By Eman Al Baik

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Published: Sun 27 Nov 2005, 9:27 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:47 PM

Ayesh Al Barghouti, Director of Employment and Skills Development Centre, Tanmia, said the authority had noticed some job seekers registered with its different offices had failed to appear for interviews offered to them.

'These people are classified as inactive and their computer files are marked as such,' he said.

Tanmia has planned orientation and guidance programmes for them, held by Guidance and Career Planning Centre of Tanmia, to orient them towards career responsibilities, he said.

Al Barghouti said Tanmia would not nominate 'inactive' job seekers and would instead offer the opportunities to those who showed enthusiasm and positive attitude.

'Their applications are usually held in abeyance unless we are convinced of their reasons for turning down prospective job offers,' he announced.

Al Barghouti also said that the number of inactive job seekers was small, compared to the enthusiastic job seekers who number about 27,000, he said.

Tanmia expects to succeed in employing about 2,000 job seekers during the next year, he said. adding that in December, it will sign a memorandum of understanding for the employment of nationals with some banks and insurance companies.

Al Barghouti believed that the classification of companies by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs on the basis of the percentage of national staff on their payroll would lead to the employment of more nationals.

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