Gulf Today

Emiratisat­ion strengthen­s function of UAE firm

- Jamil Khan, Senior Reporter

DUBAI: As part of its Emiratizat­ion efforts, the Union Coop affirms its commitment to increasing Emiratisat­ion rates in all its branches and centres as currently 72 per cent senior positions are being held by Emiratis.

Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop, confirmed that Union Coop has made great strides in the field of Emiratisat­ion, based on the directives of the wise leadership of the country, and in support of enhancemen­t of its wise future aspiration­s that are in the interest of the nation and its citizens, and the developmen­t of the skills of young Emiratis and their abilities to engage in the job market. He pointed out that Union Coop seeks to recruit and train national cadres to support the march of success and excellence in the country, as ‘Emiratisat­ion’ is considered one of the most important strategic goals that it places at the forefront of its own individual goals as a leader in the field of retail trade.

He revealed the number of national employees working under the umbrella of the Union Coop has reached 453 Emirati employees, as employment was not limited to just numbers, but rather sought to localise senior job positions. This reached more than 72% so far, because the best way to adopt the idea of Emiratisat­ion is to localise the jobs that have the decision.” He continued: “Union Coop has been able to occupy dominant positions in the private sector thanks to its provision of job opportunit­ies for the Emirati youth, and jobs with clear and accurate descriptio­ns that suit their academic qualificat­ions, as the percentage of jobs that are subject to Emiratisat­ion ater excluding expat employment has reached 37% so far, as a result of the dedicated efforts to atract qualified young Emiratis to work in Union Coop.

The Union Coop has confirmed that it is commited to its strategic plan to increase the Emiratisat­ion rate in all its branches, centres and malls in Dubai, in order to achieve the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai.

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