Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Amazon has 1,300 Vacancies in India, highest in Asia-Pacific


In Asia-Pacific, Amazon has the highest number of job openings in India, according to data on its website. There are almost three times as many openings here compared to that in China. Even outside Asia-Pacific and excluding home ground the US, only Germany appears to have about as many openings as India.

Across different businesses and various roles, including technology, Amazon has almost 1,300 openings in India. China has 467 job openings and Japan 381. Australia and Singapore follow with 250 and 174, respectively.

The company in India is said to be expanding significantly beyond its e-commerce and cloud business (AWS) into areas such as payments, content (Prime video), voice-assistant (Alexa), food retail and customer support. At the end of 2018, it directly employed over 60,000 people in India. That's about 10% of its global strength of 6.1 lakh employees. Most of the fresh hiring will be in Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai.

Industry sources said Amazon could use this employment generation to push its case in the ongoing policy discussion with the Centre. The recently announced clarifications by the government on FDI in e-commerce could force the Seattle-based e-tailing giant to significantly change its business model in India. The new rules, which seek to make e-commerce players into pure technology platforms, with little control over sellers on the platform, come into effect next month.

A company spokeswoman said Amazon sees India as a strong talent location. Amazon teams in India, she said, work on complex business challenges to innovate and create effective solutions that enable various Amazon businesses - both in India as well as globally, including Amazon websites across the world - and also support payments, transportation, and digital products & services like the Kindle family of tablets, e-readers and the store.

"With our constant growth, we are always looking for some exceptional talent across levels in areas of software development, product & marketing, machine learning, quality assurance, web development, product management, supply chain, content development, operations, studio & photography and for other positions in the India consumer business. We have created thousands of skilled and semi-skilled jobs in India over the past decade," she said.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Dubai Announces New 2-year 'Visiting Doctor's Licence'

The Dubai Healthcare City Authority has announced a Visiting Doctor's licence which allows international physicians, dentists, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) practitioners to enter the UAE, and work in up to three clinical facilities within the Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) free zone.

With the new license, physicians will be able to work for two years, once they obtain the Letter of Acceptance (document confirming their eligibility to work as physicians) and enter into a contract with a clinical facility. They will also be able to sponsor their families during the licence's validity period.

Earlier this month, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the Fifty-Year Charter that focuses on improving the quality of life in Dubai. One of the objectives of the charter is to transform the medical system of the emirate.

Dr Ramadan AlBlooshi, CEO, Dubai Healthcare City Authority - Regulatory (DHCR) said, "Attracting global medical expertise to serve the health of our citizens is one of the main pillars of the transformation of Dubai's medical system."

"The new 'Visiting Doctor's License' will help achieve this as it provides flexibility and mobility for global, high-calibre physicians wishing to work in Dubai Healthcare City, consequently increasing unique expertise in the free zone," he said.

Currently, visiting doctors can practice temporarily in the free zone only through a licence obtained by the clinical facilities, which is valid for a three-month-period; with the option to extend by an additional three months only.

Eligible healthcare professionals can apply for the license starting from January 20 and a special Arab Health license fee rate will be offered from that date until the concluding day of the exhibition on January 31. To apply, log on to the e-services portal, Masaar.

This licence, which aims to attract international medical talent to Dubai, is being introduced ahead of Arab Health, the largest exhibition for healthcare and trade professionals in the Middle East. During, its 15th consecutive year of participation, DHCC will showcase its developments and projects in healthcare, medical education, and regulation, along with its wellness expansion, aimed at advancing the healthcare sector and strengthening Dubai's economic resilience.

Monday, January 7, 2019

New Job Vacancies at Dubai Expo 2020

Dubai Expo is poised to be a spectacular event when it opens its doors in October 2020.

The upcoming mega event will brighten job prospects in legal, tax and accounts, finance, and human resources fields, especially in pharmaceutical, FMCG, retail, hospitality, construction and boutique investment firms.

To host an event of such magnitude and ensure its success, Expo 2020 is looking for people to join the dynamic team and is keen to tap the best of world-class talent.

If you want to be part of their innovative, creative and diverse team, apply for the many job opportunities that are posted on the Expo 2020 website.

Delivery Planning & Integration Manager (People)
Career Level: Mid Senior level
Opportunity Location: Dubai
Employment Status: Full time

Delivery Planning & Integration Manager
Career Level: Mid Senior level
Location: Dubai, UAE
Employment Status: Full time

Senior Associate
Career Level: Associate
Location: Dubai
Employment Status: Full time

Senior Associate - Concessions
Career Level: Associate
Location: Dubai
Employment Status: Full time

Manager IP Operations
Career Level: Mid Senior level
Location: Dubai
Employment Status:  Full time

Junior Film Editor
Career Level: Entry Level
Location: Dubai
Employment Status: Full time

Senior Manager - Staffing & Training
Career Level: Mid Senior level
Location: Dubai
Employment Status: Full time

Senior Buyer - Procurement
Career Level: Mid Senior level
Location: Dubai
Employment Status: Full time

Buyer
Career Level: Associate
Location: Dubai
Employment Status: Full time

Director - One Stop Stop
Career Level: Director
Opportunity Location: Dubai
Employment Status: Full time

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Baker Hughes wins oil wells contract from Saudi Aramco - Create 200 Jobs

Baker Hughes, a GE company, has been awarded a major stimulation and well-testing contract by Saudi Aramco to be a partner in optimising production from new and existing wells across conventional fields in Saudi Arabia.

GE company says Saudi contract is expected to create more than 200 new engineering, field services and project management jobs

BHGE said it will deliver a comprehensive well services solution including all cased-hole wireline logging, perforation, well testing, stimulation, fracturing and associated intervention services.

The three-year contract includes the option of two one-year extensions and the project is expected to start later this month.

The work is expected to create more than 200 new engineering, field services and project management jobs, and indirectly supports an additional 300 existing jobs, a statement said.

Mohammed Y Al Qahtani, senior vice president of upstream at Saudi Aramco, said: “The contract further reinforces our integration efforts across conventional fields in Saudi Arabia, helping maintain capacity and meet domestic and global demand. We are pleased to work with BHGE as a partner with proven expertise in the country.”

“The contract underpins the strength of our portfolio and demonstrates our ability to deliver comprehensive good solutions to improve productivity, reliability and efficiency for our customers,” added Lorenzo Simonelli, chairman, president and CEO of BHGE.

With over 2,700 employees in the country, BHGE has more than 10 facilities for manufacturing, maintenance and R&D in the Gulf kingdom.
Baker Hughes, a GE company, has been awarded a major stimulation and well-testing contract by Saudi Aramco to be a partner in optimising production from new and existing wells across conventional fields in Saudi Arabia.

GE company says Saudi contract is expected to create more than 200 new engineering, field services and project management jobs

BHGE said it will deliver a comprehensive well services solution including all cased-hole wireline logging, perforation, well testing, stimulation, fracturing and associated intervention services.

The three-year contract includes the option of two one-year extensions and the project is expected to start later this month.

The work is expected to create more than 200 new engineering, field services and project management jobs, and indirectly supports an additional 300 existing jobs, a statement said.

Mohammed Y Al Qahtani, senior vice president of upstream at Saudi Aramco, said: “The contract further reinforces our integration efforts across conventional fields in Saudi Arabia, helping maintain capacity and meet domestic and global demand. We are pleased to work with BHGE as a partner with proven expertise in the country.”

“The contract underpins the strength of our portfolio and demonstrates our ability to deliver comprehensive good solutions to improve productivity, reliability and efficiency for our customers,” added Lorenzo Simonelli, chairman, president and CEO of BHGE.

With over 2,700 employees in the country, BHGE has more than 10 facilities for manufacturing, maintenance and R&D in the Gulf kingdom.