Huge response to Qatar Chamber’s people with special needs hiring initiative

DOHA: Qatar Chamber (QC) in cooperation with the Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of Special Needs (QSRSN) yesterday held the “Career Day For Recruiting People with Special Needs” in an initiative to recruit people with special needs in appropriate jobs and integrate them in the local labour market.

The event was attended by QC’s Chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani, QC’s Director General Saleh bin Hamad Al Sharqi and QSRSN’s President Khalid al-Shuaibi.

The meeting was also attended by chairs and representatives of 16 Qatari companies and a number of people with special needs willing to find appropriate jobs.

Addressing the meeting, Al Sharqi said that the ‘Career Day’ aims to provide an opportunity for people with special needs to find jobs befitting their abilities and absorb their skills. He also praised the role played by the QSRSN in helping this important category of the society.

During the event, he also underscored the QSRSN’s role in finding jobs for members in the private sector institutions and companies.

He expressed his gratitude to businessmen and companies who responded to the Chamber’s initiative, and stressed the chamber’s interest to support all efforts made to integrate people with special needs in the labour market; calling them a “positive energy” that benefits the workplace.

Al Sharqi also affirmed the interest and support of the wise leadership of the Qatari government to support people with special needs, and added that the Chamber would organise a number of events and forums to urge the private sector to benefit from people with special needs.

Meanwhile, Al-Shuaibi expressed his gratitude and appreciation to QC for its support and initiative to help recruit people with special needs, and added that this support stemmed out from the interest of QC’s Chairman Sheikh Khalifa.

He also said that interviews held in this meeting would be continued to provide the opportunity for a large number of people with special needs to join the labour market. He reiterated that the QSRSN is a volunteering and non-government society.

Source from: The Peninsula