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Sheikh Hamdan approves Dubai plan to provide a job for every Emirati

The programme will focus on 12 skills the UAE has identified as priorities

Sheikh Hamdan approves Dubai plan to provide a job for every Emirati
The new plan includes 5 separate pillars: identifying and analysing the job market; education systems and skills, work programmes, information and vocational guidance and policies and legislation.

A new Emiratisation plan for Dubai has been approved by Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the government announced on Monday. 

According to the UAE's state-run WAM news agency, the programme focuses on 12 specific skills that the UAE has identified as priorities and seeks to coordinate the efforts of local and federal entities to achieve the strategic objective of providing a job position to every Emirati. 

"Providing a decent life to every citizen is our top priority," Sheikh Hamdan said. "People of the UAE have proved themselves in all fields, and we are proud of their achievements..during the next phase, we will look at the challenges and obstacles that have affected the Emiratisation process, and work towards improving them according to the needs of our labour market as well as the skills of our citizens." 

The new plan includes 5 separate pillars: identifying and analysing the job market; education systems and skills, work programmes, information and vocational guidance and policies and legislation. 

"We believe the partnership between public and private sector is important for such great national responsibility," Sheikh Hamdan added. "During the next phase, we will identify the most important challenges and obstacles that have faced the process of Emiratisation in the past to overcome them."

Emiratisation remains a priority for the UAE's government. In an open letter to the people of the UAE nearly one month ago, UAE Prime Minister and Vice President and Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said that the government has heard an increasing number of complaints about the Emiratisation process. 

The level of satisfaction the people have with dealing with those in charge has decreased, and we have observed it. Providing jobs for Emiratis was and remains a priority," he wrote.

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