The Qatar Career Fair 2012 has provided several job opportunities for people with special needs, says an official.
“We have been able to find jobs for 45 people with special needs during the three days of the fair, at different companies according to their qualifications and requirements,” Dr Saif Ali Al Hajri, Founder, Volunteer Committee to Help People with Special Needs, told The Peninsula.
The job opportunities were provided by different institutions exhibiting at the Career Fair as law requires that two percent of jobs in government agencies and public institutions are reserved for persons with special needs. Private sector businesses employing a minimum of 25 persons were required to hire persons with disabilities, Dr Al Hajri explained.
“As per the law requires government institutions should employ two percent of people with special needs,” he said.
A special pavilion at the Qatar Career Fair 2012 with volunteers has been set up to support and guide people with special needs, who visit the event, to find their potential employers among the 130 exhibitors.
“This is a good opportunity for them to meet the employers, since there are more than employers and its impossible for anyone to go to all these companies and look for job openings,” said Dr Al Hajri.
“When a person with special needs come here, we support them to meet the prospective employer,” he added.
Held under the theme ‘Write the Next Chapter in Qatar’s Success’ the third day of the Career Fair continued to showcase diverse array of job opportunities, with more than hundred employers available to support the potential applicants.
The fair organised in collaboration between Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, Qatar Petroleum, Amiri Diwan, Qatar University, and Ministry of Labor, has been divided in to four categories as ‘villages’ with separate areas for Energy and Industry, Business and Finance, Education, health, sports and other and Governmental. While, Qatar Career Fair 2012 beside providing job opportunities also has developed and implementing a number of programmes and initiatives that spreads career awareness and knowledge with an aim to consolidate the career culture among students and graduates, and develop their skills and abilities through courses and workshops.
Meanwhile, Mowasalat, expects that the outcomes of Qatar Career Fair to contribute significantly to fulfilling the state’s drive to consolidate the successful professional work and achieve a serious practical interaction with the people of Qatar in order to enhance their potentials and help them achieve best results through national development efforts.
Mowasalat’s stand in Qatar Career Fair is providing a larger scale of varies job openings. Karwa is offering a number of jobs of various specialisations in the various departments of the Company in order to practically attract the largest possible number of Qatari young people. It focuses, in its preparations, on the actual outcome of QCF .
Mowasalat seeks to increase its Qatarisation rate in the near future both through its contribution to the annual QCF and its permanent cooperation with the Ministry of Labour. At present, the Company’s Qatari workforce represents 33 percent of the senior management level and 16 percent of the Company’s staff.
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