Under the patronage of the Minister of Labour & Social Development, His Excellency Jameel Bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan, Lulu Hypermarket launched its 2nd Job Fair at the Ramli Mall today . The employment networking event is the only one to be organised by a private sector company for different organisations.
This year, 24 companies have taken part in the Lulu Job Fair 2018. There were special booths for the Ministry of Labour & Social Development. This event served as a HR marketplace and recruitment centre of talented and educated Bahraini nationals. This Job Fair 2018 saw more than 2000 Bahrainis attend preliminary screening and interviews with 24 major companies including Lulu Hypermarket to sign up for 1000 jobs in the retail sector, the automobile sector, the medicare sector and the security industry. Lulu Hypermarket itself has 500 vacancies.
The jobs on offer ranged from shop clerks and security guards to sales executives and doctors as well as key backroom teams such as mechanics and electricians and merchandisers and sales supervisors.
Participating companies included Unilever, Nestle, Lulu Interntional Exchange, AJM Kooheji Group, Mohammed Fakhroo & Bros., Secure Me, Al Hilal Hospital, Bin Hindi, Malabar Gold & Diamonds, RedTag, The Nine Training Center, G4S, Jawad Business Group, Jasmi’s, Kewalram, YYT Food Corporation, Coca Cola, BMMI, Apparel, ISMCO, Eagle Security & Safety and Ahmadi Industries.
Addressing the job-seekers and the participating companies, Lulu Group Director Mr. Juzer Rupawala said, “Lulu Hypermarket is very proud that we can serve as a channel to connect deserving Bahrainis with the job-openings that they can use to build careers. The Job Fair is part of our commitment to the community and powered by the vision of our Managing Director Mr. Yusuffali M.A. that the youth of the Kingdom can lead us to a prosperous future.”
The Minister, H.E. Jameel Al Humaidan praised the Lulu Group for the initiative and said, “New entrants bring fresh ideas and energy to the workplace and investing in them is a way to secure progress for the future. The initiative of launching a recruitment exhibition by Lulu Hypermarket in collaboration with a number of companies for the unemployed Bahrainis, is a social partnership between the Ministry of Labour and various establishments in Bahrain, which confirms that the retail project is promising. We encourage such initiatives as they offer many options for job seekers.” The minister also congratulated Lulu Hypermarket for over 35% of Bahrainisation levels in it’s Baharin operation.
Twenty Lulu staff who have served for 10 years were also honoured at the inauguration by the Minister for their service
The Lulu organising team has been working closely with the Ministry of Labour to co-ordinate the dissemination of information to job-seekers. The event will not only help Bahrainis to find jobs, it will give first-timers a taste of the workplace scene, the etiquette in attending interviews etc. which will stand them in good stead for the future.
Mr. Rupawala added, “Bahrainis are the true assets of companies operating in the Kingdom as Lulu Hypermarket has found through experience – they are dedicated, educated and have excellent people skills.”