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Dubai Airports launches recruitment portal

Portal will help DA to meet needs of $32 billion expansion plans

The DA portal is intended to attract top talent, says Al Bannai.
The DA portal is intended to attract top talent, says Al Bannai.

Dubai Airports (DA), the operator Dubai International and the Al Maktoum International airports is moving all of its recruitment online, with the launch of a new career website.

The company has teamed up recruitment solution provider Cazar to develop the new portal, which will handle all aspects of recruitment, from application, to scheduling interviews and onboarding new hires. The portal is available online and mobile.

Dubai Airports said that the new recruitment portal will help it meet the needs of its $32 billion expansion plan. According to a study by Oxford Economics in 2013-14, Dubai's aviation sector will support 750,000 jobs, and the sector will contribute $53.1 billion or 37.5% of the Emirate's GDP.

Meshari Al Bannai, VP of Human Resources at Dubai Airports explained: "You can only build the best if you work with the best. Our focus is clear - attract top Emirati and global talent. Our growth and success cannot be achieved without the right people. DA's career website and platform is instrumental in achieving this."

Al Bannai added: "Today smart phones, tablets and social media are a way of life for candidates. They are always connected and mobile. As an innovative employer of choice, we felt it was essential to have a fully mobile responsive career site so anyone, anywhere can apply from any platform or device and have a great user experience."

Theresa Carew, Head of Recruitment, said: "Top candidates are like passengers. They expect a smooth journey. This is why we have put so much thought and resources into the design and technology behind our talent acquisition process."