Sharaf Retail Sales Opening 2013

Sharaf Retail, the company with brands such as Sharaf DG, Forever 21, Cotton On, Sanrio, Adventure HQ, Yellow Hat, YooMoo and Hello Kitty Spa, is looking to hire hundreds of candidates across its various departments.

The company has launched a website for its hiring plans. “With the addition of new brands to our portfolio, new store openings in existing markets and geographical expansion, we anticipate hiring approximately 1,500 employees in the next 18 months,” said Yasser Sharaf, Managing Director of Sharaf Retail.

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The additional staff will be assigned to new and existing outlets in the Gulf, Levant, Far East, Asia. Analysts earlier estimated that the GCC retail industry alone is expected to achieve a compound annual growth rate of 8.3 per cent until 2015.

Commenting on the website,, Mohammed Owais, Chief Technology Officer of Cazar, the recruitment marketing and technology solutions provider for Sharaf Retail, explained: “Today’s Generation-Y expect websites to look and behave a certain way – this has been built in to DNA, which will appeal to this age group since they make up a large portion of Sharaf Retail’s employees. This same cutting-edge web technology processes tens of millions of candidates each year for hundreds of our blue chip clients such as Sharaf Retail across the Middle East & Asia. It’s playful and interactive but has serious business objectives.”

Founded in 1975, Sharaf Group has a diversified portfolio of companies and investments ranging from real estate, shipping, IT, retail, manufacturing, logistics, education and many more.

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