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UAE to create 2,000 new jobs for energy sector

Government aims to achieve 5% Emiratisation in electricity and energy sector by 2021

UAE to create 2,000 new jobs for energy sector
Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation.

The United Arab Emirates is planning to create 2,000 new jobs for Emirati workers in the electricity and energy fields within the next 100 days.

The move is part of an initiative launched by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) to raise the number of Emiratis working in the sectors to five percent by 2021.

The jobs will be filled through a number of recruitment fairs to be held in September.

The ministry announced in March that it will create 30,000 private sector jobs for Emiratis in 2019.

This year will see it launch the National Policy for Employment, which is in line with the government’s vision 2031, and develop Emiratisation systems, Minister Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli said in a statement issued by the WAM state news agency.

Similar initiatives launched in 2018 helped accelerate the ministry provide 195 percent more job opportunities (20,225) compared to 2017 (6,862), Al Hamli said.

Around 8,650 UAE nationals benefitted from related training programmes by the ministry and its partners, while 18,235 benefitted from career guidance programmes.

Emiratis will also soon be able to earn a monthly salary by working independently, as the ministry is working on a self-employment policy. It will see the introduction of an electronic platform connecting self-employed nationals with companies and organisations.