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Developer of Dubai’s Heart of Europe project to hire 1,500 staff in H1 2019

Developer of Dubai’s Heart of Europe project to hire 1,500 staff in H1 2019

The company said its workforce grew from 878 staff in January 2018 to 1672 by the end of December last year

The developer behind the $5bn Heart of Europe project in Dubai is planning to hire 1,500 people in the first half of the year, it announced on Tuesday.

Kleindienst Group said it boosted its workforce by 100 per cent in 2018 – from 878 staff in January to 1672 by the end of December.

The company said it will hire an “additional 250 new staff per month for the first six months of 2019”, to support the completion of the first phase of Heart of Europe and begin construction and sales of the second and third phase this year.

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Josef Kleindienst, chairman and founder of Kleindienst Group confirmed the company was seeking in-house architects, project managers, sales, marketing, operations and construction workers.

“We have ambitious targets this year and will increase headcount as we need to ensure we hit our deadlines.”

Located in Dubai’s World Islands, Heart of Europe feature six islands in total, which will offer 4,000 units when fully ready.

The first phase includes properties on Sweden Island, Germany Island and 78 floating seahorses at the St Petersburg Island.

The project, which was aiming to begin handing over units in 2018, has now pushed back most of the deliveries to 2019.

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Last year, Josef Kleindienst said that the company was guaranteeing investors 100 per cent return on investment after 12 years.

“As the only developer to increase our prices more than 50 per cent due to strong demand for the second home market, a new concept in this region, we are confident that we will witness continued success year on year sales increase during 2019,” he said.

 

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