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Boris Johnson welcomes GulfTalent’s London office opening

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has welcomed a recruitment portal’s decision to open a new London office.

Based in Dubai, GulfTalent.com specialises in listing jobs based in a variety of Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

Amongst the nations the site displays employment opportunities from are Qatar, the UAE, Kuwait and Oman.

It’s used by in excess of three million professionals, and boasts a corporate client base of around 5,000 companies and agencies.

Having established itself in the Middle East, the new London office will act as a research and development hub for the organisation.

From the here the team is expected to work on the ongoing development of the recruiting platform.

Commenting, Mayor Johnson said: “I am delighted to welcome GulfTalent.com to London, a leading online recruitment specialist in the Middle East. International collaborations such as this one are vital to the continued growth of London’s digital and hi tech sectors.

“GulfTalent.com has joined thousands of hi tech enterprises in recognising London is the premier place to locate in Europe thanks to a wealth of skills, support and opportunities this city provides,” he added.

Managing director at GulfTalent.com, Yasser Hatami, spoke excitedly about the new office opening.

Mr Hatami stated: “We hope to be part of a new wave of Gulf technology companies coming to London to scale up operations and access new markets. Dubai and London have a lot in common and make for ideal expansion locations for companies from either city.

“We will be creating jobs in the UK and adding to the collaboration between London and Dubai’s flourishing technology sectors.”

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