Emirates Group, which consists of Emirates Airline and dnata, has announced plans to hire over 11,000 new staff this year across its business, the group said in a statement.
The recruitment is in line with the company’s projected growth and is expected to increase its workforce size by six per cent by March 2016.
“Approximately half of the new recruits will comprise Dubai-based cabin crew for Emirates airline,” the statement said.
“As the airline gears up to receive over 20 new aircraft this year, it is also actively recruiting talent in areas such as flight operations, engineering, airport services and corporate functions.”
Aviation and travel services provider dnata is also looking to hire for its airport operations, engineering and commercial business development.
“Right now we have over 75,000 employees in Dubai and around the world,” said Abdulaziz Al Ali, executive vice president, human resources, Emirates Airline and Group.
“More than 12,000 of our employees have been with the group for over 10 years, and almost 3,000 have worked with us for over 20 years. More than anything, these facts illustrate the type of employer we are and the opportunities that we can offer.”
Dubai’s aviation sector is projected to support over 1,194,700 jobs by 2030, with the total economic impact on the emirate expected to grow to $88.1 billion, according to the latest report by research firm Oxford Economics.
The aviation sector- which includes the Emirates Group, Dubai Airports, Dubai Duty Free, regulatory authorities and other aviation businesses- had a core impact of $16.5 billion in terms of gross value added (GVA) in 2013.
The aviation sector’s contribution to Dubai’s economy is also predicted to grow at one of the fastest rates between 2014 and 2020 on the back of international passenger traffic and cargo.
The industry’s contribution to Dubai’s economy in 2013 amounted to $26.7 billion, representing almost 27 per cent of GDP.
The sector also supported a total of 416,500 jobs and accounted for 21 per cent of the emirate’s total employment, the report said.