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Traffic light system to monitor Omanisation in companies

Commercial banks have the highest proportion of Omani nationals employed, according to government statistics

Traffic light system to monitor Omanisation in companies
Data from Oman’s National Centre of Statistics and Information (NCSI) shows that the Omanisation rate of the construction sector stood at 8.2 percent at the end of 2017.

A new online system will be used to inform employers if they can hire expatriates and have met their Omanisation quotas in Oman, according to media reports.

According to the Times of Oman, the traffic light signal-inspired system will give employers a “green light” for expat hires, or a “red light” to inform them that they need to hire more Omani nationals.

A yellow signal will be used for companies that have an unclear Omanisation policy that requires clarification with the Ministry of Manpower.

“The new system focuses on enhancing Omanisation rates in the private establishments,” the newspaper quoted a Ministry spokesperson as saying. “The system depends on the Omanisation index of private establishments. If they achieve the maximum Omanisation rate, the license application will go directly to the accreditation stage.”

Data from Oman’s National Centre of Statistics and Information (NCSI) shows that the Omanisation rate of the construction sector stood at 8.2 percent at the end of 2017, compared to 13 percent in automotive sale and repairs, 80.6 percent for oil and gas companies, 67.7 percent for insurance and financial services, 75.9 percent in communications, and 93.1 percent in commercial banks.