FIGHTING UNEMPLOYMENT!! Middle East Consultants Offers 200 Dubai Jobs
BY JOHN NANYUMBA
All roads will tomorrow (Wednesday) lead to Middle East Consultants (MEC) headquarters in Muyenga for the interviews that will lead them to getting employment abroad.
According to the MEC managing director, Gordon Mugyenyi, the company has already secured over 200 jobs for Ugandans to work abroad.
“The jobs, just as usual, have been approved by the ministry of labour and the other line ministries,” he noted.
Talking about the age group needed for the jobs, Mugyenyi said that, “We are looking for men aged 22-40 years to work as security guards and aircraft cleaners at Dubai airport under Emirates airline.”
Information obtained indicates that interviews will take place tomorrow at the MEC headquarters in Muyenga-tank hill road.
“The salary is very attractive. It ranges from 1.5-1.7m per month after deducting taxes. Some of the benefits include free meals for the entire contract period, free medical insurance, free accommodation and a free air ticket after completion of a two years contract,” Mugyenyi said.
Asked to instill confidence in the public about the allegations that many Ugandans are mistreated abroad, Mungyenyi noted that,
“First, someone has to come to our offices for more information. After getting convinced, he/she then registers, submits academic documents before they go for medical checkup for HIV, hepatitis, T.B and pregnancy. Every person who registers must be having a passport.”
He added that, “After all this, we now prepare the successful people for the interviews. Normally, the human resource managers or even the managing directors of the very companies these Ugandans are going to work for physically come at Middle East office and conduct the face-face interviews.”
He then said that immediately after the interviews, the successful people sign their work contracts. They are first given the contract documents, read through and when they feel they are satisfied they then go ahead to sign.
“No one is forced to sign a contract for work he/she does not want. And even after signing, if someone changes his/her mind while still at our offices, we still respect their decision. The person remains with a copy of the signed contract letter and remains with it throughout the entire contract period,” Mugyenyi emphasized.
He revealed that after signing the contract, it then takes about two-three weeks before the visa come in and the then go for work.
Emphasizing the transparency issue, he added that, “Before they travel however, the parents of these people must sign a consent so that the parent knows how much his/her daughter or son is going to; earn, work from and the conditions she/he will be working under and the office that has taken him/her.” better still, Middle East still ensures safety of these worker even when they go abroad.
On this matter, Mugyeni noted that, “When they start work, I personally visit them on a quarterly basis to ensure that they are working as per the contract signed.
If they are facing any challenges, they tell me and we resolve it with the employers immediately.”