The enthusiastic migrant workers were able to secure the jobs thanks to efforts by the JAG security group ltd, a local company that has signed contracts with leading recruitment agencies to supply skilled and semi-skilled workers to the Arab country.
The latest batch of lucky Ugandans to get jobs in the UAE includes engineers, electricians, security guards and sales representatives. They left the country after signing contracts with different employers in the UAE.
JAG's Operations Manager Patrick Kato told a gathering that had turned up for the send off party held at Shearing Hall in Nsambya that the company has the opportunity to send up to 2000 workers to the UAE by the end of 2011.
In March this year, JAG signed a contract with a leading recruitment company - Dynamic Positions - to supply skilled and semi-skilled workers to the UAE. Over the past few weeks, the company has sent 204 workers to the UAE and expects to send 110 more by the end of July.
Kato added that those who succeeded in landing the lucrative jobs had to be carefully scrutinised by ensuring they possessed genuine educational papers. In some instances, some of them had to undergo prior training in fields like customer care before they sat for interviews that were conducted by the recruiting agency.
Milton Turyasiima, a Principal Labour Officer responsible for external labour in the ministry of Labour who officiated at the send off party urged the successful applicants to respect contracts with their employers by being diligent on their jobs.
He also urged the successful candidates to save part of their earnings to take care of their families back home or invest in other productive ventures.
According to Kato, each worker will be entitled to a minimum monthly pay of US$ 700 in addition to other benefits like free accommodation.
Turyasiima reassured the migrant workers to take advantage of tough labour laws that prohibit abuse of workers by some employers. blog comments powered by Disqus
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