Dubai, United Arab Emirates (PressExposure) March 22, 2009 -- Careertunity.com, a leading online recruitment portal in the Middle East, recently launched the second edition of its "Job Arena" job fair to once again introduce thousands of job seekers to high-profile employers and help them take advantage of the rapid regional and international growth of the services sector.
Applicants of various nationalities, experiences and work backgrounds attended the event, which highlighted how domestic job demand remains strong despite a population growth of around 7 per cent over the past 10 years. Vacancies were introduced across all fields, with employers from the health and pharmaceutical, engineering, telecommunications, education, financial, media, sales and marketing, and customer services and administration sectors expressing particularly strong interest for competent and highly-motivated candidates.
"Last year, the employers we invited to the event were pleasantly surprised by the number and quality of candidates that turned up during the inaugural fair. A lot of companies in fact hired applicants on the spot and pledged to further support our nation-wide activities. Despite the impact of the ongoing economic downturn, the UAE's job market largely remains attractive because of the diversity of its industries and the resilience of its economy, which is why Job Arena is emerging as a much-awaited platform to introduce the latest and best employment opportunities," said Bharti Jatti, General Manager, Careertunity.com The significant number of openings in service-related positions in particular reflects the rapid growth of the services sector, which has been predicted to generate around 500 million jobs between 2004 and 2015, the majority of which will be concentrated in Europe, the Americas and the Middle East.
Prominent companies such as Al Ansari Group, Dulsco HR Solutions and ABS CBN, which are represented in Careertunity.com's portal, were on hand to entertain applications and inquiries. Last year, the first Job Arena attracted 3,000 jobseekers ranging from fresh graduates to applicants with as much as 20 years of work experience. The inaugural fair hosted 10 major companies, namely ABS CBN Middle East, Al Taif Technical Services, Bond Communications, Bhatia Brothers, DORMA Gulf Door Controls FZE, Dulsco HR Solutions, Haward Technologies Middle East, Jotun, Mashreq, and Times Square Center. Careertunity.com plans to organise the fair on a regular basis across Dubai and Abu Dhabi.