Thursday, November 15, 2018

Marriott International to create 5,000 Jobs in the UAE

Marriott International said it expects to add 11 new properties in the UAE by year-end, with a robust development outlook over the next five years.

Year-to-date, the company has added six new properties and is scheduled to add five more in the country - bringing its portfolio in the UAE to 59 properties and over 17,000 rooms across six Emirates by the end of the year. 

Two of the company’s openings this year feature regional brand debuts - the eco-conscious Element Hotels brand, which opened earlier this year in Dubai, and the EDITION brand, which is scheduled to open in Abu Dhabi later this year, Marriott said in a statement.

The company added that it plans to further enhance its footprint in the UAE with the addition of more than 20 new properties in the next five years. The company expects this development pipeline could generate over 5,000 new jobs in the country.

Arne Sorenson, president and CEO, Marriott International said: “Our success in the Middle East stems from our long-established presence in the market and the value we deliver to our owner-partners. It is the trust owners have in Marriott International, combined with our differentiated brands and collective strength of our global platform, that has put us in a position to further expand our portfolio in the country and strengthen guest loyalty.”

He added: “We are privileged to have the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing growth and diversification of the UAE’s economy and remain committed to supporting the direction of its visionary leaders to further enhance the tourism sector.”

He said 2018 has been a milestone year for Marriott International in the UAE, with the company anticipating having added over 2,600 rooms by year-end.

The company said it is also seeing an increased demand for branded residences in the UAE and across the region. Across the Middle East and Africa, Marriott currently operates three branded residential properties, including the Bulgari Residences in Dubai, and anticipates to more than double its residential portfolio in the region with eight projects scheduled to open by 2022.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Microsoft, cloud services to create 55,000 Jobs in UAE

 Microsoft’s technology ecosystem and the growing popularity of cloud services will create more than 55,000 jobs in the UAE by the end of 2022, according to new research.

The International Data Corporation (IDC) study analyses the impact of ICT, cloud services, and the Microsoft ecosystem on the UAE economy between 2017 and 2022.

It shows that implementation of nationwide initiatives such as UAE Vision 2021 and Smart Dubai – and other initiatives focused on tourism, healthcare, transportation and education – has led to a rise in IT spending and employment.

IDC predicts spending on public cloud services in the UAE will almost quadruple over the next five years, from AED439 million in 2017 to AED1.51 billion ($410 million) in 2022.
Between the end of 2017 and the end of 2022, adoption of cloud services will create nearly 31,650 new jobs and the Microsoft technology ecosystem will add 23,800 jobs for a total of 55,450 in net job creation.

The Microsoft ecosystem – the companies that sell, service, deploy, or otherwise work with Microsoft products – supported more than 71,250 workers in 2017, it added.

IDC analysts also said the use of public cloud services, combined with investments in private and hybrid cloud solutions, will “enable organisations in UAE to innovate and achieve their [digital] transformation goals”.

The report said the benefits emanating from this digital transformation trend are set to generate around AED20 billion in net new revenues over the next five years.

“Digital transformation has the power to engage customers and citizens, empower employees, optimise operations and reinvent products and services,” said Sayed Hashish, regional general manager, Microsoft Gulf. “IDC’s report clearly shows that private and public organisations have realised these benefits, and are directly or indirectly creating jobs as they invest in their futures.”

In March, Microsoft announced that it would open dedicated cloud data centres in Abu Dhabi and Dubai to serve customers across the Middle East and Africa.

The company said it believes the provision of cloud services through regional data centres will help start-ups to more quickly realise their potential, as well as accelerating the adoption of public cloud services within government agencies and regulated industries such as banking and finance, telecoms and healthcare.

Monday, November 12, 2018

IKEA to create 10,000 Jobs in Maharashtra India

IKEA India, the Swedish home furnishing retailer is now planning to start its operations in Mumbai with the intentions to create 10000 jobs. IKEA plans to enter Mumbai with a large format store, city centre smaller stores and e-commerce offerings by 2019.

The 10,000 jobs will include 5,000 direct and 5,000 indirect jobs in Maharashtra alone. "The first big format store will be in Turbhe, Navi Mumbai and will employ 1000 direct co-workers and 1500 indirect co-workers for various services," stated the company's release.

The company intends to employ 50 % women at all the levels. “We are very excited to meet the many talented people of Mumbai who will bring their uniqueness to IKEA and strengthen our values. We would like to welcome all those who share our values to join us,” Anna-Carin MÃ¥nsson, Country People and Culture Manager, IKEA India said.

IKEA offers policies such as daycare facilities (DAGIS), parental leave policy, transport policy, competence development, mentoring, pension plan etc.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

New Job vacancies at RTA Dubai

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai is currently looking for candidates to fulfil various positions in the department.

The authority is looking for managers, technical operators, controllers, drivers, engineers, and other workers.

"Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is the place that is offering excellent opportunities for those professionals who are keen to join one of the leading organisations of Dubai Government.

Here at RTA, we provide ample growth opportunities and the chances to make a difference in shaping Dubai's image. Our endeavour is to ensure continuous development of our staff by enhancing and developing their competencies and capabilities, with a particular focus on the recruitment and development of UAE nationals and residents," says RTA website.

Here are the details of the job openings:

Dubai, UAE
Job Role: Engineering
Career Level: Entry Level
Job Division: Roads Maintenance

Chief Technical Supervisor
Dubai, UAE
JobRole: Transportation
CareerLevel: MidCareer/ Specialist
JobDivision: PublicTransport

Dubai, UAE
JobRole: Transportation
CareerLevel: Management
JobDivision: Drivers Affairs

Dubai, UAE
Job Role: Management
Career Level: Management
Job Division: Rail Rolling Stock Maintenance

Senior Engineer
Dubai, UAE
Job Role: Customer Service and Call Center
Career Level: Mid Career/ Specialist