How is it that unemployment here is such an issue when there are so many "help wanted" ads in the paper every day. A lot of big, quarter-page sized ads, that say "Immediately Required," or "Urgently Required."
In the Arab News yesterday I counted SIXTY jobs available. There are perhaps more, depending on how you interpret "Project Engineers" - the "s" on the end of "Engineers," makes it "plural." So are you looking for two? Or are you looking for a dozen? Even if the company that placed the ad is only looking for two "Project Engineers," that ups my count to sixty-one jobs out there available for someone who is unemployed; but if that company is looking for eight "Project Engineers," then the count goes up to sixty-seven.
Some companies are quite specific when advertising for employees by preferring job applicants of certain nationalities.
I'm sure there is a good reason that a Filipino or Indian national is preferred; probably something to do with being an "equal opportunity employer," no doubt. Hmmph.
Funny, though, in just the small sampling of help-wanted ads that I scanned from the paper and in all of the ads that I read, not a single one mentioned as a benefit that whoever was hired for any of the available positions would be able to spend the entire working day talking on their mobile phone. Perhaps that's because the companies looking to fill their vacant positions might require actual work!