A long-running brain drain in the tech sector means that companies looking to hire suitable professionals within the region face challenges filling vacancies. But now there is an attempt the redress the balance with an ambitious training and recruitment drive, reports the National.
Fast-growing technology companies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are aggressively training and recruiting young Arabs in hopes they can fill more than 14,500 jobs over the next four years.
Jobs at Microsoft
Microsoft plans to use part of a US$500 million (Dh1.83 billion) investment to target about 36 million young people in the Middle East and Africa region over the next three years.
500 Jobs at SAP
SAP, another software maker, is investing part of its $450m plan for the Middle East and North Africa over the next four years to recruit an additional 500 employees. It is also opening a technical training and development institute in Dubai to certify 2,000 consultants for the region.