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Al Salem inaugurates first online career network in Jordan

Jordan: Saturday, July 07 - 2007 @ 14:13

This came during a press conference held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Amman on Saturday 7 July.

Akhtaboot, Arabic for Octopus, is the first online career network in the Middle East and North Africa market. It is designed to match the right person with the right job through traditional job postings, word of mouth postings as well as business and professional networking, all of which is online. Akhtaboot.com is unique in serving both employers and job seekers who are either actively searching for employment or interested in building a professional network of business contacts. Furthermore, akhtaboot.com is also the only career site in the Middle East that is qualified as a Myers-Briggs (MBTI) provider- a global leader in personality tests.

His Excellency Al-Salem commended the efforts of akhtaboot.com, indicating that the company sets an important example for strategic partnerships between the private and public sectors. Al-Salem added: “The Ministry of Labor believes that overcoming unemployment is a partnership to which the entire community including official institutions and the public and private sectors should contribute. Today we are witnessing the birth of such a partnership.”

The Labor Minister extended wishes of success to akhtaboot.com, adding that the network provides the ministry with qualitative support in overcoming unemployment and improving the Jordanian citizens’ quality of life.

“akhtaboot.com is recruitment made easy” said Yousef Shamoun, Co-founder of Akhtaboot and Head of Sales and Marketing. “The services provided by Akhtaboot are based on research and the employers’ feedback which allow us to find solutions to recruitment aches and pains, while minimizing the level of unemployment in the country.” he added.

With regards to choosing Jordan for akhtaboot.com’s headquarters, Shamoun said “Jordan enjoys an attractive investment climate; political and financial stability, a diverse cultural base, a growing economy, state-of-the-art infrastructure and communication networks, in addition to having an educated and a bilingual people, who are receptive to new ideas.”

akhtaboot.com was founded to service the Jordanian market with plans to expand and extend its services to the Middle East and North Africa region.

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