By VM Sathish www.emirates247.com
Job seekers thronged the Emaar headquarter in Emaar Business Park building number 3 located in the Greens on Friday early morning to try their luck for a limited number of customer service jobs advertised by the company’s unit.
From Friday early morning, smartly-dressed job seekers of different nationalities poured in for walk-in interviews – even from other emirates – for the job of Customer Service Assistants at Emaar Retail LLC.
A candidate standing in the queue told Emirates 24l7 that there were probably more than a thousand job seekers in the queue and the security guards and the company officials were struggling to maintain calm at the scene. According to the candidate people continued to pour in even after 11 am.
“I can’t believe that such a large number of candidates have turned up for the jobs. I will still try my luck and don’t mind waiting for a few hours or a couple of days to give interview. If I am selected, I will be getting more than double the salary currently I am getting from my current employer. Many of my colleagues started early morning to be first to apply. I did not know that I will be part of this kilometer-long waiting list,” said a Filipino job seeker, who came all the way from Sonapur.
“Since it is Friday morning and the Metro is not running, I had to arrange an alternative and expensive transport to reach here on time. If Metro was open in the morning, many of colleagues would have joined me for the interview,” he said.
The fact that a blue-chip local company is recruiting again is a positive sign and the huge turnout in front of the Emaar Business Park shows the keenness and confidence of people in the company.
Emaar Retail manages the entertainment, leisure and retails operations of leading Dubai brands like Dubai Aquarium, Underwater Zoo, Dubai Ice Rink, KidZania, SEGA Republic, Reel Cinemas and ARMANI/Casa among other brands at the Dubai Mall and Dubai Marina Mall. Emaar recently announced that it’ll expand Dubai Mall.
The company, which had advertised for jobs in local newspapers, didn’t mention the number of people it’ll recruit. Most of the employees who turned up for the walk in interview appeared to be from the Philippines and were either seeking a better job from their low paid jobs or seeking fresh jobs. More info