Doha,April,02: The Heir Apparent H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will inaugurate Qatar Career Fair 2013 at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) today. The six-day recruitment event exclusively for Qataris will run until April 6.
The annual event has excluded nine companies this year which failed to disclose results of their previous year’s participation.
The event implemented strict rules for exhibitors to submit details about their recruitments, training and development programmes and allowed exhibitors to register only if they had disclosed results of their last year’s participation.
A total of 127 companies out of 136 companies, approximately 93 percent that participated in last year’s fair, has disclosed their results.
“Nine companies were excluded this year, seven of them did not even apply to participate in the fair and two applications were rejected,” said Abdullah Ahmed Al Mansoori, Director, Qatar Career Fair, yesterday speaking during a press conference held to announce results of QCF 2012, at Qatar National Convention Centre.
Through Qatar Career Fair 2012, a total of 9,290 opportunities were fulfilled across the education, employment, training and development categories in the key sectors and 47 percent were employment opportunities in the government sector. In 2011 only 5,560 job opportunities were given by all sectors.
According to 2012 results the Government sector has given 3,645 opportunities for Qataris. This was closely followed by the Education, Health and Sports sectors, which offered 3,465 opportunities.
The Energy and Industry sector has recruited 1,550 Qataris, while the Business and Finance sector has hired 605 people.
“Although this points towards a general upward trend in terms of year on year growth, these findings are based solely on the number of companies that have accurately submitted their results, which vary each year,” said Al Mansoori.
Nevertheless overall key performance indicators suggest that QCF has gained momentum each year in terms of the number and caliber of companies participating across the key sectors”, he added.
Qatar Career Fair 2012 has also provided 142 education, employment, training and development opportunities for people with special needs, with a highest number in the government sector, with 44 percent.
The fair will feature over 145 public and private institutions, which will offer extensive training and recruitment opportunities to Qataris to improve their skills and help the country achieve its development goals.
Employment opportunities will be open to nationals with varying experiences, from entry-level graduates to qualified and experienced professionals. Younger applicants are encouraged to apply for internships and entry-level positions to develop necessary expertise for the jobs market.
The fair will open its doors to the public from 12 noon to 9pm today. On all other days until Saturday, it will be open between 9am and 9pm. A special day for women only will be held on Thursday from 9am to 4pm. Qatar Career Fair is sponsored by Qatar Foundation, the Amiri Diwan, Qatar Petroleum, Qatar University and the Ministry of Labour.
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