The Engineering Recruitment Exhibition began at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Bausher on Wednesday.
More than 108 companies are taking part in the three-day exhibition, which offers 1,694 job opportunities and has 2,200 jobseekers.
HE Eng. Salim Bin Nasser Al Aufi, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Oil and Gas, patronised over the opening of the exhibition.
He said: “The exhibition aims at matching jobseekers and the available jobs so that they accept the jobs and are immediately recruited, and a contract is issued by the Ministry of Manpower, the organiser of the exhibition.”
HE Hamad Bin Khamis Al Amri, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Manpower for Labour Affairs, said: “The importance of this exhibition is to gather jobseekers who specialise in various fields of engineering under one roof and various private-sector companies and establishments to provide direct job opportunities in this field.”
The jobseekers’ disciplines have been matched with the available jobs in coordination with the participating companies, he added.
The Public Authority of Manpower Register has summoned 2,200 active jobseekers according to seniority and available jobs for a number of engineering specialties in the private-sector establishments. It includes 1,146 jobseekers with university degrees, advanced diploma (technical colleges) and higher diploma and 1,054 jobseekers with professional diploma.
The Ministry of Manpower continues to exert efforts to employ the national workforce in the private-sector establishments and adopt any method that enhances its role in linking national jobseekers with the appropriate opportunities available in the labour market.
Oman News Agency