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News | 01/12/2015

Averda in KSA recruits employees with special needs

Averda's unwavering commitment to the communities it operates in and the people it serves has been proved once again: starting mid-November 2015, Averda KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) has employed 4 individuals with special needs, aiming to employ 6 more by the end of 2015.

These are 2 men and 2 women, the youngest of whom is 22 years old and the oldest is 35 years old. For the two women employed, this is their first formal job ever, representing a new beginning and a opportunity for them to contribute to the community whilst being a member of Averda’s highly motivated and inspiring team of KSA workforce.

They will be working no more than 6 hours per day and their roles and responsibilities are those falling under the job specifications of data entry clerks, administration officers and receptionists. They will all be assigned to Averda’s Riyadh Headquarters and full support, training and assistance will be provided for their special needs.

The needs of the 4 new employees are complex and various and Averda’s KSA staff and management are fully committed to welcoming their new colleagues and ensuring they are given the same equal chances and opportunities as their able-bodied colleagues.

Mr Wissam Zantout, Averda’s KSA Logistics Project Director said: “Averda is an organisation that builds bridges with the local communities and people in all the countries it operates in. KSA is no different and we want to make sure that our spirit of equality and opportunity of chances is fully represented in KSA. I hope that our new four colleagues will find Averda to be their second home, one they will always be looking forward to coming back to and feeling safe in.

We hope – and we have already initiated a competency based selection process in this regard – to employ 6 more individuals with special needs by the end of the year, with more to potentially be employed next year. It is in our DNA to make a lasting change and support, as much as we can, the local communities in the markets we operate in

 

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