Kempinski's 'speed hiring' event at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi promises 300 hotel jobs on the spot. Bloomberg News
Kempinski's 'speed hiring' event at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi promises 300 hotel jobs on the spot. Bloomberg News

'Speed hiring' event in Abu Dhabi promises 300 hotel jobs on the spot



For many job seekers finding a new role can take many weeks of emails, phone calls and face-to-face interviews before being given a decision.

Kempinski will tomorrow speed up the hiring process for its hotels across the Middle East by gathering hundreds of job hunters and management at Emirates Palace, its flagship hotel in Abu Dhabi. By the end of the day, it promises to have made 300 appointments on the spot.

The "speed hiring" event is believed to be the first initiative of its kind in the region.

"Normally, applicants would send their resume to a hotel or regional office and it can sometimes sit on a desk for a month or so before any further action is taken so good people can sometimes slip through the crack," said Duncan O'Rourke, chief operating officer at Kempinski.  "The career day is an attempt to eliminate that risk and find talent for the company."

Kempinski launched the event as it seeks to find 5,000 staff for several new hotels it plans to open across the region by 2015.

As well as recruiting for existing hotels in the UAE, it is also expanding a hotel in Bahrain and opening two in Saudi Arabia.

Elsewhere in the GCC, hotels are also planned in Qatar and Oman.  In the broader Middle East, Asia and Africa region, hotels are planned in Lebanon, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya and India.

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Name: Direct Debit System
Started: Sept 2017
Based: UAE with a subsidiary in the UK
Industry: FinTech
Funding: Undisclosed
Investors: Elaine Jones
Number of employees: 8

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Company Profile

Company name: Cargoz
Date started: January 2022
Founders: Premlal Pullisserry and Lijo Antony
Based: Dubai
Number of staff: 30
Investment stage: Seed

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Holiday destination: “I like Paris very much, it’s a city very close to my heart.”

Book: “Das Kapital, by Karl Marx. I am not a communist, but there are a lot of lessons for the capitalist system, if you let it get out of control, and humanity.”

Musician: “I like very much Fairuz, the Lebanese singer, and the other is Umm Kulthum. Fairuz is for listening to in the morning, Umm Kulthum for the night.”

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Women:

55kg brown-black belt: Amal Amjahid (BEL) bt Amanda Monteiro (BRA) via choke
62kg brown-black belt: Bianca Basilio (BRA) bt Ffion Davies (GBR) via referee’s decision (0-0, 2-2 adv)
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90kg brown-black belt: Angelica Galvao (USA) bt Marta Szarecka (POL) 8-2

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How to join and use Abu Dhabi’s public libraries

• There are six libraries in Abu Dhabi emirate run by the Department of Culture and Tourism, including one in Al Ain and Al Dhafra.

• Libraries are free to visit and visitors can consult books, use online resources and study there. Most are open from 8am to 8pm on weekdays, closed on Fridays and have variable hours on Saturdays, except for Qasr Al Watan which is open from 10am to 8pm every day.

• In order to borrow books, visitors must join the service by providing a passport photograph, Emirates ID and a refundable deposit of Dh400. Members can borrow five books for three weeks, all of which are renewable up to two times online.

• If users do not wish to pay the fee, they can still use the library’s electronic resources for free by simply registering on the website. Once registered, a username and password is provided, allowing remote access.

• For more information visit the library network's website.


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