Akhtaboot – the career network in partnership with Talal Abu Ghazaleh Knowledge Society hosted their first job fair at TAG Knowledge Center in Amman, Jordan to help connect employers with individuals looking for jobs. In total, the event drew 8,000 job seekers and 35 top regional and local employers looking to fill positions within their organizations.
The not-for-profit Job Fair was held as a CSR initiative of TAG-Knowledge and Akhtaboot Cares Initiative under the Patronage of His Excellency the Prime Minister of Jordan, Mr. Samir Al Rifai, deputized by HE Mr. Samir Murad Minister of Labor who said at the opening: “The Ministry always supports the various initiatives aimed at providing job opportunities for job seekers in accordance with the royal directives in granting a decent life and appropriate work environment for the Jordanians.”

The Minister stressed that the government believes that finding job opportunities for the unemployed, empowering the youth and the development of human resources are top priorities.

“Such job fairs are considered a good chance for job seekers and employers to communicate. Not to forget that the effort to decrease unemployment percentage can’t be achieved but with the cooperation of the various parties and the private sector,” Murad concluded.

From his part, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh expressed his satisfaction with the joint efforts exerted by TAG-Knowledge and Akhtaboot that led to the success of the job fair: “I believe that this venue is a real chance for all those who look for work opportunities to communicate with the pioneering companies that are participating in the Fair” he said.

“The Fair also creates and enhances students’ network that facilitates the circulation of information between those who attended the Fair and others who couldn’t” he added.

The Job Fair was describes by both job seekers and companies as well-organized, informative and truly helpful in linking eager job seekers with companies that are looking to hire candidates of all career levels. The event also provided career related workshops on CV Writing, Interview Skills and Successful Job Search Strategies.

Mr. Espeero Salman, Administrator HR at the Consolidated Contractors Company said:” Thank you for inviting us to your first job fair; it was perfect and well organized as expected from your professional team. I wish you the best of luck and we are looking forward to participating in your second job fair.”

The job fair sponsored by LG, Umniah, AlGhad newspaper and The Online Project ran October 19th and 20th from 10 am till 7 pm at TAG-Knowledge Headquarters.