Movenpick to create 2000 jobs in Dubai
Hotel chain to fill positions across four new Dubai properties
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts (MH&R) has said 2000 jobs will be created as a result of opening four new properties in Dubai over the next year.
The company's general manager for the four new properties, Thomas Tapken, said in a statement published on Wednesday: "So many people have been laid off but have stayed on under the sponsorship of their previous company, so there is a pool of ready talent in the UAE."
Of those applying for jobs with Movenpick, he said 40% had been made redundant by previous employers.
Movenpick's director of HR in Dubai, Dara Pike, said adverts placed to fill vacant positions had generated a response three or four times higher than in previous years.
"Anyone in the field of recruitment can tell you that 2000 people hired means 20,000 CVs reviewed and 10,000 applicants screened with half of those going on to a second interview with the departments," she said.
The company expects to fill the 2000 jobs through fairs in other GCC countries over the next few months as well as by recruiting in traditional labour supply markets.
Movenpick will open four new properties in the next year or so including the Royal Amwaj Resort & Spa and the Oceana Hotel & Spa on The Palm Jumeirah, the Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel situated adjacent to the Ibn Battuta Mall and the Mövenpick Hotel Deira.
MH&R currently operates 67 hotels and has 32 others under construction.