The Deputy Emir and Heir Apparent H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani opened the Qatar Career Fair 2010 (QCF) yesterday at the Qatar International Exhibition Centre.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Industry, H E Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah, several ministers and other government officials also took part in the inauguration ceremony.
A total of 111 exhibitors from the government, energy and industry, business and finance, education, health and sports sectors have put up their pavilions at the five-day fair.
With the theme “Discover Today. Succeed Tomorrow”, the event is jointly organised by the Emiri Diwan; Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development; Qatar Petroleum; Qatar University and the Ministry of Labour and provides vast opportunities for education, employment, training and development.
This year the fair looks into the huge potential of the richest resource the country possesses — human resource, thus one of the major foci of the event is Qatarisation and companies participating in the fair have expressed keenness in increasing the number of Qataris employed in their respective organisations.
Qatar National Bank (QNB) alone is planning to hire 150 Qatari employees during the career fair.
“Qatar Career Fair is an important platform for the development of human potential for the overall development of Qatar. To help sustain QNB’s growing Human Capital requirements, at QCF 2010 the Bank aims to recruit 150 top graduates aiming to enhance the current Qatarisation ratio of 53 percent,” QNB Group Chief Executive, Ali Shareef Al Emadi said.
“We are happy to participate in this event as it provides us the opportunity to meet and recruit qualified Qatari nationals. This is in line with our strategy and commitment to Qatari participation in all fields of the company’s operations,” said Ghanim Al Kuwari, Qatargas Chief Operating Officer – Administration.
Noting Qatargas’ expansion plans, Abdulaziz Mohammed Al Mannai, Human Resources Manager said: “We are moving forward to position Qatar as the world leader in LNG. By the end of the decade we will be exporting LNG, condensate, and sulfur to every corner of the globe. And we want the Qatari nationals to be part of this success story.”
Abdul Razak Al Meer, VP-Administration of Qatar International Petroleum Marketing Company (Tasweeq) revealed that currently 30 percent in their mainstream workforce are Qatari nationals responding to the government’s policy on Qatarisation.
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