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Emirates Airline and Flydubai are hiring

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The airline industry is on the bounce and in recovery mode, and a sign of it is that the two leading airlines of Dubai are recruiting. That is how Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, has preferred to put it.

With the Russia-Ukraine crisis leading to rising aviation fuel costs, any recovery post the influx due to Expo 2020 has taken a beating. But Sheikh Ahmed, who is also chairman of the Emirates Airline Group, said on the sidelines of the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai that the two airlines are buoyant about their prospects and hiring towards that target.

By its own admission last year, Emirates Group had slashed its total workforce by more than a third in a series of job cuts due to lack of demand in the peak Covid-19 phase.

The state-owned Dubai-based aviation holding company posted its first loss in over 30 years, reporting a 22.1 billion dirhams ($6 billion) deficit for the financial year ended March 31, 2021, as it grappled with a huge revenue fall caused by the outbreak.

With the fall in demand, the aviation company has had to cut more than 33,000 jobs, reducing its total payroll by 31 percent to 75,145 employees that represent more than 160 different nationalities. Between 2019 and 2020, the Group employed more than 100,000 employees.
Here are some of the jobs and the requirements listed by Emirates and flydubai on their website:

After shedding one-third of its staff, Emirates Airline is on the rise again on the employment aspect. Courtesy Emirates

 

flydubai

Officer – Credit Risk Finance
Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree in Finance (or equivalent)
Experience: 2 years
How to apply: Click here
Last date to apply: May 14

Revenue Management Officer
Qualification: University Degree or equivalent
Experience: Prior experience preferred but not mandatory; Interest in airline revenue management is a must; Interest or experience in business, economics, and/or math is advantageous.
How to apply: Click here
Last date to apply: May 19

Workshop Cleaning Operative (Wheels & Brakes)
Qualification: Ability to Speak and understand English Language, both oral and written
Experience: Previous Technical Cleaning Experience Preferred
How to apply: Click here
Last date to apply: May 18

Senior Supervisor – Wheel Bay Workshop
Qualification: High School Diploma (or equivalent)
Experience: 6-8 years
How to apply: Click here
Last date to apply: May 24

Emirates Airline

Operations Efficiency Controller
Qualification: Degree or Honours (12+3 or equivalent)
Experience: Passenger Handling 5+ Years
How to apply: Click here
Last date to apply: May 13

UX Design Manager
Qualification: Degree or Honours (12+3 or equivalent)
Experience: Minimum of 5 years of digital design experience for web and/or mobile in a consumer brand
How to apply: Click here
Last date to apply: May 22

Cabin Crew Opportunities
Qualification: Minimum qualification is high school graduate (Grade 12)
Experience: You need to be fluent in written and spoken English (the ability to speak another language is an advantage)
How to apply: Click here
Candidates can find out more about the roles and requirements on flydubai and the Emirates website.

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UAE to lend insurance shield if you lose your job

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Earlier this week the UAE announced an ‘Unemployment Insurance’ which will be effective from 2023. Abdulrahman Al Awar, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation on Thursday, confirmed that employees who lose their jobs under unforeseen circumstances will receive cash support. The scheme will provide up to 60% of their basic salaries every month for a limited period until they find an alternative.
The scheme applies to employees of all nationalities in the public and private sectors.
But the following categories are exempted: investors, domestic workers, employees working under temporary contracts, juveniles under the age of 18, and retirees with pensions or new job opportunities.

How to Apply and What Are the Conditions
The mandatory insurance package will cost workers an amount that ranges from Dh40 to Dh100 annually.
Employees will be able to apply for different annual packages through insurance companies to secure themselves against a potential job loss.
The redundancy payment will enable insured workers who suddenly lose their jobs to retrieve 60 per cent of their basic salaries with a maximum amount of Dh20,000 per month.
However, the support will be for a limited period of time that is not yet specified by the government.

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