Concomitant with the convening here of the 31st convention of the National Union of Kuwait Students (NUKS), US Branch, a number of companies and organizations are holding a job fair for prospective Kuwaiti university graduates.
In separate remarks to KUNA, some of the representatives of these companies expressed their eagerness to offer employment opportunities to students at the cusp of their graduation from their US colleges and universities.
For instance, Kuwait's Gulf Bank representative at the job fair, Ziyad Al-Rashid said the bank was considering the employment of five Kuwaiti graduates which the bank thought of as qualified for jobs with it.
Abdul-Karim Al-Saeed, representative of the Kuwait Investment Authority said his organization was offering training opportunities to recent Kuwaiti graduates of US colleges and universities, with the aspiration to have them work at the World Bank.
Meanwhile, at an economic forum, also concomitantly launched today with the 31st convention, Board Chairman of the Commercial Bank Of Kuwait Ali Al-Mousa said it was incumbent on the Kuwaiti job market to create jobs for the growing numbers of Kuwaiti young school graduates. Currently, the Kuwaiti job market needed upwards of 20,000 jobs annually, he pointed out, noting that the private sector could only fulfill about 30 percent of those jobs.
Concurring with that assessment was representative of Kuwait University Dr. Anwar Al-Sheraia'an who stressed the indispensability of boosting rapidly the private sector without which no concrete and lasting growth and sustainable development could be achieved.
In that sense, he underscored the role the government must play in encouraging the emergence of a viable private sector with whom it could partner toward a more comprehensive job market with diversified job opportunities for young university graduates.