Ministry of Economy and Commerce reaches out to professionals via “LinkedIn”

April 25, 2016

Doha, Qatar; April 24, 2016: The Ministry of Economy and Commerce has signed a strategic partnership agreement with “LinkedIn” – the world’s largest and most effective professional network in a bid to strengthen its position as a leader in attracting qualified professionals in Qatar and to support its efforts in communicating with the ministry’s employees and to reinforce its corporate identity as an entity that is attractive to qualified professionals.
Under the agreement, the Ministry of Economy and Commerce will work in order to take advantage of specialized workshops that will be offered to the ministry’s employees and affiliates by “LinkedIn.” The ministry will also benefit from the solutions offered by the “LinkedIn” platform in attracting qualified professionals from all disciplines, and to help employees create and develop their professional profiles on the site, which will contribute to reflecting the positive work environment that is provided by the ministry and help attract and retain more qualified professionals in the future.
Mr. Tariq Abdulaziz Al-Sada, Director of Public Relations and Communication at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce said that the strategic partnership agreement will allow the ministry to gain access to the finest professional talent as well as help highlight to employees at the ministry the importance of vocational and career planning which will have a positive effect on the ministry and the State of Qatar as a whole as it will help educate and inform the public about the ministry’s biggest initiatives as well as the various services offered.
In turn, Mr. Rajai El Khadem, Head of Public Sector in LinkedIn MENA said: “We are proud at “LinkedIn” to collaborate with the Ministry of Economy and Commerce through this partnership agreement that will help deliver the ministry’s message to a larger segment of the public. We hope to support the ministry’s development plans at a professional level and allow the ministry’s employees the opportunity to join “LinkedIn” and to communicate among each other via the world’s largest professional communication network, which represents an added value to the services they provide, in addition to opening up new prospects for individuals to share their experiences with their counterparts around the world and to communicate with countless professionals, particularly within the region, in their mother tongue through the Arabic version of the “LinkedIn” site.
It is worth mentioning that members of the “LinkedIn” network from the Middle East and North Africa have surpassed 17 million members. The network brings together industry leaders and some of the most influential personalities from the Arab world, as part of LinkedIn’s most influential people list.