develops Arabic version says no regional online recruitment solution is complete without an Arabic language offering

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By  David Ingham Published  February 21, 2001 has added a fully-featured Arabic language section to its online recruitment (or as Bayt prefers to call it ‘lifestyle engineering’) service. insists that providing its service in Arabic is vital if it’s to offer employers and job seekers a complete online recruitment solution.

“We are operating in a region where most of our users, both job seekers and employers, speak Arabic as a first or second language,” says Rabea Ataya, chief executive officer, “It is crucial that we provide them with the opportunity to make important decisions regarding their careers and lifestyles using the language that they are most comfortable with.”

Bayt began operations around November last year and says that it’s now signed up 1400 employers and has 25,000 job seekers in its database. Its list of clients includes Motorola, Gray Worldwide and Cisco.

Bayt declines to reveal how many people it’s successfully placed since its launch, but reckons it will be operationally profitable in six months time.

CEO Ataya also says that advertising revenue is building steadily, although’s business model isn’t reliant on it.

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