By Gavin Gibbon
Discussions have taken place about hiring Omanis in technical positions in private health sector institutions
The health sector is the latest industry being targeted by Omanisation plans.
Members of the Shura Council recently discussed mandatory proposal to hire Omanis in technical positions in private health sector institutions.
Omanis are to be hired for positions including laboratory technician, medical profession auxiliary, physiotherapist technician, nursing profession, pharmacy profession, pharmacist assistant/pharmacist, X-ray technician, supervisor/health observer.
Earlier this month, expats in Oman employed as sales representatives (sales promoter) or purchasing representatives were told they would not have their working visas renewed, under fresh guidelines issues by the country’s Ministry of Manpower.
According to National Centre of Statistics and Information, there are 1.7 million foreign workers in the Sultanate.
In November last year, Oman ruled out issuing visas to expat construction workers and cleaners for six months.
While Oman’s Ministry of Manpower extended a temporary visa ban on hiring expats for six months, beginning on August 5, to include four more professions.
It applies to jobs in IT, accounting and finance, sales and marketing, management and human resources, insurance, media, medical, airports and engineering.