du launches Absher Mobile Plan for Emiratis


WAM Dubai, Mar 27th, 2013 (WAM) – In support of, and in partnership with the Absher Initiative inaugurated by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, du has announced the launch of the Absher Plan, effective from today.

The Absher Initiative is being closely monitored by H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs to ensure implementation, and du is fulfilling its duty as a national organization by supporting the President’s vision.Continue Reading »

1000 Emirati Jobs in 2013 From Absher Initiative


A 1,000 Emirati graduates will be given jobs in the private sector this year, as part of the Absher Initiative with the Ministry of Presidential Affairs paying for their training, according to a memorandum of understanding signed yesterday between officials at the ministry and a group of 25 privately owned establishments.

The ministry will ensure that the graduates have a sufficient period of training and will pay for the cost of training, according to Nasser Thani Juma Al Hameli, assistant undersecretary of the technical office at the ministry.

Graduates will be trained for almost eight months in different organisations and the ministry will bear the cost of 30 per cent of their total salary,” Al Hameli explained. The move is one element of a multi-tasked programme tagged Absher to help Emiratis find jobs in the private sector.

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Armani Hotel in Dubai is Hiring 30 Staff


Armani Hotels and Resort is hiring to fill a number of vacancies at its luxurious Dubai property located in Burj Khalifa. The hotel is recruiting to fill 30 multiple positions – managerial and other support staff – at the hotel and a new ultra-modern healthcare centre slated to open this month (April 2013).

Armani is hiring: Hotel Manager, Senior Lifestyle Manager (Front Office Manager), Assistant Lifestyle Manager, Reception Supervisor, Sales, Marketing & Membership Executive, Restaurant Manager and Housekeeping Supervisor.

Other vacancies it will hire for are:  Lobby Host, Housekeeping Public Area Cleaner, Chauffeur, Spa Attendant, Retail Attendant, Day Auditor, Juice Bar Attendant, Lifeguard, Senior Lifeguard, Receptionist, F&B Cashier, Senior Fitness Instructor, Telephone Operator, Front Services Agent (Bellman), Commis 2, Pool Attendant, Spa Therapist, Housekeeping Room Attendant, In Room Dining Order taker, Waiter/Waitress, Hostess, Bartender and Armani/Spa Receptionist.

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UAE seen as one of the world’s top five education destinations


Independent study conducted across 17 countries reveals the UAE as the leading education hub among emerging economies and fourth globally behind the US, UK and Canada

The UAE is seen as the fourth most attractive education destination in the world for students seeking to pursue their studies abroad, and the most attractive education destination among emerging market economies – beating the likes of China, Singapore and Australia. This is according to ground-breaking new research released today by Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), in conjunction with Deloitte.

The survey of over 2,400 students and a cross section of companies was carried out to provide DIAC with the region’s most comprehensive, independent study regarding workforce skills gaps that currently exist within emerging markets.

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CFOS wants new recruits to be complete finance professionals, finds ACCA study

Businessman using graphs on screen

The vast majority of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) looking to appoint new staff for their businesses believe it is important for each potential employee to have both a breadth and depth of finance expertise and capabilities, a new report from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) reveals.

Called The Complete Finance Professional: Why breadth and depth of finance capability matter in today’s finance function, the report gathers together existing evidence about the role of the 21st century accountant. It also outlines why broad-based finance qualifications remain valuable in economically turbulent times.Continue Reading »

Look smart and you might get the job, says Dubai Employer poll


Does it really matter how you dress for an interview? According to a recent poll conducted by Middle East job site Bayt.com, it might matter more than you think.

Results from the survey suggest looking good might help you climb the career ladder.

More than 75% of employers and employees think looking the part will have a major impact on the success of a job interview, with 76.4 per cent of poll respondents believing employers make a decision based on a candidate’s physical appearance.

According to more than a quarter of those polled (27.5 per cent), good personal grooming and style shows an interest in the position on offer.

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