Al Habtoor reaffirms commitment to Emiratisation

The chairman of the Al Habtoor Group, Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, met with the heads of the group’s units to reaffirm the company’s commitment to the government’s Emiratisation programme, or Absher initiative.

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Published: Tue 19 Mar 2013, 11:14 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 9:43 AM

Absher is a programme aimed at strengthening Emiratisation, particularly in the private sector. It is based on four main pillars: job creation; training and rehabilitating the Emirati workforce; encouraging nationals to join the private sector; and launching strategic partnerships with private sector and government agencies.

“We want to recruit Emiratis. The UAE has grown at an exemplary rate and compares and competes with first world nations. The UAE was built by nationals, and we should remember that,” he said. “At the Al Habtoor Group, we want to find the best people for the right job. We will provide them with a welcoming environment, nurture them, coach them, and we will help them grow and be empowered.”

“We want people who are willing to work hard and committed to a long-term career at the group. We are not a charity,” he said. “It is not about the money they earn, but about how responsible they are. At the Al Habtoor Group, it is about aspirations and ambition.”

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