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Published on : Feb 03, 2014

Arabtec, the Dubai-based construction firm has put on the table its ambitious recruitment plans in the coming months. The firm has said that it plans to hire nearly 10,000 youth in and around North Africa and the Middle East to meet the demands of its rapidly expanding operations.

The massive recruitment spree will be kicked-off with an advertisement campaign in the local media, and will begin from the UAE to target youths in the region, according to a statement by Arabtec.

The company’s CEO and managing director said that it has in place a full-fledged strategy that it will implement to attract local talent to join its rapidly growing operations in the Middle East. He said that the firm has a wide range of opportunities for people ranging from senior management executives to junior recruits.

After the UAE, Arabtec will target youth in regions such as Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait, with the recruitment campaign eventually expanding to cover other regions such as Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon, and other Arab countries where Arabtec runs operations.

According to the company’s CEO, this recruitment campaign is an endeavor to create jobs that will eventually contribute towards the socio-economic development in Arab countries. 

In 2013 alone, the company added over 3,000 recruits to its growing workforce, and it continues to spread its operations intensively across the Middle East.

In 2012, Abu Dhabi fund Aabar had acquired a stake in the company, and since then, Arabtec has bagged several prestigious contracts across the region. It reportedly won a contract for Dhs 20 billion (USD 5.5 billion) to build as many as 37 buildings across the UAE. Another project that it has secured in recent times is the construction of the Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi, besides yet another regeneration project in Qatar.