5,000 Nitaqat-hit Indians find jobs

5,000 Nitaqat-hit Indians find jobs
Updated 19 June 2013

5,000 Nitaqat-hit Indians find jobs

5,000 Nitaqat-hit Indians find jobs

As many as 5,000 Indian expats have been employed in various fields and by different companies following proactive measures taken by the Indian Consulate to help Indians affected by the new labor laws.
Indian Consul General Faiz Ahmed Kidwai said yesterday that since the announcement of the grace period, the consulate had vigorously taken up a drive to help eligible Indians find employment.
The success ratio was fairly high with candidates ranging from labor to engineers, who had been declared “absconders” by their sponsors or those who fall under the red Nitaqat zone and even those who had not been able to renew their iqamas with their current sponsors, finding suitable jobs, he said, adding that everyday hundreds of candidates were being interviewed by potential employers in the consulate premises.
Stating that over a dozen employers including high-profile business houses and industrial organizations were deputing their representatives to the consulate to conduct spot interviews, he said many business organizations had also set up recruitment stalls in the consulate premises. The consulate hoped to far exceed the 5,000-mark by the end of the grace period, he said.
Job fairs will also be conducted on June 20 and June 27 with the intention of providing job opportunities to Indians who had been declared “huroob” or whose sponsors fall under red category or who have not been able to renew their iqamas with their current sponsors. These job fairs were expected to throw up another 4,000 jobs to eligible candidates.