DUBAI, UAE, 12 JANUARY 2023: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) said it has achieved significant growth in its human capital in conjunction with its unprecedented expansion in the District Cooling industry and growth of assets portfolio.
Making the announcement through a Press release, Empower said it witnessed an increase in the number of its Emirati male and female employees in 2022, where the percentage of Emiratisation in the company exceeded more than 15% of its total employees. The company indicated that female citizens represent 46%, whereas male citizens represents 54% of the total Emirati employees; these figures, it added, highlight the company’s approach to achieving gender balance in the work environment.
Empower said the new employment rates reflect its keenness to attract the best national talents, and enhance their role in driving economic development through the vital District Cooling industry. The workforce growth also fulfills the company’s objective of increasing the number of male and female employees in the District Cooling sector, it said.
H.E Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO, Empower, said: “At Empower, we adopt the roadmap drawn up by the UAE cabinet, headed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to increase Emiratisation rate by recruiting and hiring more young national cadres in our organization year after year. The integrated system and strategic plan adopted by Empower has yielded outstanding successes and significantly contributed to achieving the strategic vision of the UAE government, which aims to raise Emiratisation annual growth rates by encouraging citizen’s engagement in vital sectors. In the year 2022, Empower also witnessed an increase of seven per cent in the number of citizens in the senior management, compared to 2021.”
The CEO indicated that Emiratisation and attracting qualified national expertise have been an integral part of Empower’s recruitment strategy since its inception. “Investing in Emirati youth is the best option that supports the continuation of the comprehensive development witnessed by the UAE, because they are the key players in holding the first positions in various global indicators,” he said. “Empower constantly strives to empowering Emirati women and making them part of the Emiratisation agenda and supporting their professional development in the District Cooling sector, in line with the vision of the wise leadership to support women as partners in the process of economic development.”