21 March 2018, Manama, Bahrain: The Bahrain Economic Development Board is participating in Bahrain Training Institute’s (BTI) annual Career Week taking place from the 20th to 22nd March 2018. Guests will be able to visit a booth hosting private and public sector organisations to learn more about opportunities in the job market. The initiative is in line with the EDB’s mandate of attracting investment to create high quality jobs in the local market.
The “2018 Career Week” booth will host EDB representatives in addition to a number of companies the EDB succeeded in attracting, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), DHL and Ariston Thermo. These companies will be presenting job openings to students, graduates and other fair visitors.
In 2017, The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) attracted 71 new companies to Bahrain with investments amounting to BHD 276 Million (US $733 million). The record-breaking achievement helped increase the number of jobs by up to 72%, creating more than 2,800 jobs in the local market over the course of the next three years.
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About the Bahrain Economic Development Board
The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) is an investment promotion agency with overall responsibility for attracting investment into the Kingdom and supporting initiatives that enhance the investment climate.
The EDB works with the government and both current and prospective investors to ensure that Bahrain’s investment climate is attractive, to communicate the key strengths, and to identify where opportunities exist for further economic growth through investment.
The EDB focuses on several economic sectors that capitalise on Bahrain’s competitive advantages. These sectors include financial services, manufacturing, ICT, tourism, logistics and transport.