Majid Al Futtaim in Collaboration with the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt Hosts the Mall of Egypt Career Day Prior to its Grand Opening in September

04 Jun 2016

The Company's First Career Day in Egypt offers over 4000 job opportunities from over 40 leading companies.

Cairo, Egypt: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa, hosted today an employment fair dubbed “Mall of Egypt Career Day” at the Nile Ritz Carlton hotel. In preparation for the grand opening in September 2016, Mall of Egypt organized the one-day employment fair for its tenants to recruit the needed personnel to run their shops at the mall. During the day, Majid Al Futtaim also recruited the required personnel for its different businesses/brands in Mall of Egypt including, Carrefour, Ski Egypt, VOX Cinemas and Magic Planet. The Career Day was inaugurated by Dr. Ghada Wali, Minister of Social Solidarity, Abdalla El Nockrashy, Egypt Country Head - Majid Al Futtaim Properties and Mouien Al Madhoun, Chief Human Capital Officer, Majid Al Futtaim Holding, Anis Aclimandos, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt, as well as representatives from the participating 40 leading retail companies.

“We’re looking for candidates who are naturally curious, fast learners, hard workers and share our desire to create great moments for everyone, every day,” said Mouien Al Madhoun, Chief Human Capital Officer, Majid Al Futtaim Holding. “As a sought after employer, we invest in our people across all aspects of our organization; encouraging promising talents to build lasting and fulfilling careers, while supporting our continued growth. Today, we’re proud to be offering Egyptians the chance to be a part of Mall of Egypt’s team, based on their skills, experience, interests and career development goals.”

Mall of Egypt Career Day offered over 4000 job opportunities across a variety of specialties and different seniority levels, with a number of jobs reserved for youth with special needs.  As a leading investor in Egypt, Majid Al Futtaim has made significant investments in bringing unrivalled experiences to the country’s retail and leisure sectors since 1998. Most recently, the company cemented its commitment to the market through the implementation of an EGP 23 billion investment plan. Through this sizable investment Majid Al Futtaim continues to expand its operations and hire Egyptians in alignment with the government’s growth and development goals.

“In light of the partnership between the Ministry of Social Solidarity and Majid Al Futtaim, we see today as an opportunity for economic empowerment and job creation for the youth in both the commercial and service sectors,” said Dr. Ghada Wali, Minister of Social Solidarity. “In addition to providing training and development opportunities, the jobs offered within the formal sector are all under the umbrella of social insurance. All of the aforementioned is on top of the government’s and the Ministry’s priorities and is handled by a dedicated social responsibility committee. During Egypt Economic Development Conference, Majid Al Futtaim has pledged to increase its investments in Egypt, and the results of this increase is evident today, with a significant number of direct and indirect jobs created for Egyptians.”

Majid Al Futtaim has earlier announced that the total direct and indirect post-opening job opportunities created by Mall of Egypt will reach 41,000. This figure underlines the company’s commitment to identify and empower high potential candidates through offering them the opportunity to be a part of Majid Al Futtaim’s growing team.

“The Career Day is part of Majid Al Futtaim’s plan to create over 144,000 direct and indirect job opportunities by undertaking our massive investment plan in Egypt. The plan includes our flagship project: Mall of Egypt, with investments of EGP 5 billion,” said Abdalla El Nockrashy, Egypt Country Head - Majid Al Futtaim Properties. “We believe that part of our contribution to Egypt’s long term sustainable development is empowering its capable workforce and offering them the chance to start a promising career at Mall of Egypt. I’m proud with the turn out of the day, which was a great success with the participation of our sister companies and esteemed tenants.”

Located on Wahat Road in 6th of October City, Mall of Egypt will house 350 retail units of the best local and international brands including an unmatched high-end fashion offering of the world’s most prestigious brands. With 455,500 square meters of built-up area, Mall of Egypt’s family leisure offerings will include Ski Egypt – Africa’s first indoor skiing slope, a 21 multi-screen VOX Cinemas, a Magic Planet family entertainment centre as well as 6,500 car parking spaces.

“Supporting job creation and empowering Egypt's human capital is a special area of interest for the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt. Egypt is blessed with a young work force that can lead the road to economic prosperity. AmCham's efforts are manifested through its support to key initiatives such as the Mall of Egypt Career Day, but primarily through its own Career Development Center (CDC). Through the provision of certification programs and management workshops, we continue to advocate for the effective deployment and utilization of Egypt’s youth and the weaving of their skills in the economy. AmCham's CDC has proudly trained more than 4,000 candidates in 2015 and is committed to bridge the gap between job seekers and employers”, said Tamer El Naggar, CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt. “Today, we are proud to partner with our prominent AmCham member; Majid Al Futtaim in co-hosting the Mall of Egypt Career Day; offering an unparalleled number of job opportunities, as a show of commitment to the Egyptian market.”