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UAE announces plan to increase Emiratis working in private sector

9,199 Emiratis are looking for jobs, says UAE ministry

UAE announces plan to increase Emiratis working in private sector
Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation. (ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Nearly 10,000 Emiratis want to find jobs in the private
sector, and the federal government is doing all it can to make sure these men
and women are properly qualified.

Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Human Resources
and Emiratisation, announced a series of policies under a comprehensive
national training programme for registered citizens seeking private sector
employment.

A total of 9,199 Emiratis have registered for jobs with the
UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, the minister said, and 250
private companies have been selected to be part of the initial phase of the
Emiratisation plan for the private sector.

The implementation of Article 14 of the Labour Relations
Organisational Law, which gives priority to citizens for available private
sector vacancies, is part of a mechanism that has been put in place to
guarantee the proper application of the programme, Ghobash said.

The Emiratisation plan will see training and employment
opportunities for citizens to help them get employment in the private sector,
he said.

“The Emiratisation programme has received plenty of
attention from the leadership. As part of the national agenda under Vision
2021, the ministry and other specialist authorities were asked to provide
training and employment opportunities for citizens to strengthen their
competitiveness in finding employment in the private sector,” he said.

The ministry also said it has conducted studies on the
current job market using data held in its database, which will identify job
seekers regardless of their current employment status.

“The seriousness of the job seeker is crucial for receiving
the most benefits from the Emiratisation programme. We created a set of
standards to evaluate this level of seriousness, from registration to updating
their data at the ministry. We also take into account their commitment to
attending training sessions, guidance councils and interviews,” Ghobash said.

According to the ministry data, 2,161 Emiratis are
registered for jobs from Sharjah, 1,829 from Dubai, 1,472 from Ras Al Khaimah,
1,410 from Abu Dhabi, 1,131 from Fujairah, 852 from Ajman and 344 from Umm Al
Quwain.

DELHAYE GREGORY 2 years ago

Good afternoon, question I m sure many people want to recruit Local UAE National - but on what portal we can review their CV

More information should be shared on how we can recruit them

Thank you

Greg

Zeek 2 years ago

Your best option is jobs(dot)abudhabi(dot)ae

Even though its Abu Dhabi jobs, you will find a lot of candidates across all Emirates.

Access to the candidate database is free as long as you can prove you are a recruiter. We have recruited for a number of roles where the requirement was for an Emirati from there. Next option is LinkedIn.

Few Emirati's on other job portals.

Naved Quraishi 2 years ago

the recruitment advertisement has to be post in Arabic only on government and private company's website operating from UAE, it will help the emirates resources to apply more and more for UAE jobs