UAE real estate firms urged to hire more Emiratis

Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation meets with 60 real estate developers and construction firms
By Staff writer
Mon 30 Apr 2018 02:43 PM

Real estate and construction companies in the UAE are being urged to allocate more jobs for Emiratis as part of efforts for the private sector to recruit more locals.

The call came as Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, discussed with 60 real estate developers and construction companies the mechanisms and procedures they put in place for hiring UAE locals.

The meeting also tackled the issue of allocating more jobs for Emiratis with the ultimate objectives of increasing their share in the sector, state news agency WAM reported on Monday.

It is also a part of a series of meetings held by the minister with the businesses working in the targeted economic sectors to accelerate the process of employing UAE nationals in certain qualitative jobs.

The move also comes under the third stage of the UAE Government Accelerators that covers the aviation, transport, telecommunications, technology, real estate development and customer services sectors.

Al Hamli stressed that the real estate development sector has a very important part to play in realising the National Agenda of the UAE Vision 2021 that aim at increasing the share of the local people in the private sector to 5 percent.

"The real estate sector has witnessed a tremendous growth over the last few years and this qualifies it to provide more jobs for the UAE nationals," he said.

He added: "Our visionary leadership is looking at the issue of increasing the share of the UAE nationals in the workforce as a strategic objective a matter that necessitates the cooperation of both the public and private entities in this regard."

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Last Updated: Mon 30 Apr 2018 02:49 PM GST

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