UAE: Announcing 60,000 jobs in the (private sector) in the coming period

The package of decisions related to the file of Emiratisation in private sector establishments, which was taken by the Council of Ministers, at its last meeting, headed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, obligated the private sector employers, which include 50 workers or more. With a localization rate of no less than 2% of skilled jobs annually, companies that achieve qualitative achievements in hiring and training citizens will be rewarded with a package of unprecedented administrative and material incentives, while companies that are not committed to achieving the targeted Emiratisation rates will face administrative and financial punitive measures.

According to a reading conducted by «Emirates Today» in the recent decisions of the Council of Ministers, the recent Emiratisation measures package aims to create approximately 60,000 jobs for national cadres in the private sector and various economic sectors in the country, during the coming period, at 12,000 jobs annually, by obligating establishments Which includes 50 or more workers, with a rate of localization of 2% annually in skilled jobs, equivalent to providing one job annually in each facility as a minimum (increased by increasing the number of registered workers).

The Council of Ministers set a strategic goal, which is to raise the percentage of localization of skilled jobs in private sector facilities to 10% by the end of 2026, which means the commitment of each facility with more than 50 employees to employ five citizens in skilled jobs as a minimum, gradually within five years, with Taking into account the increase in the number of national employees according to the total number of employees of each establishment (if it includes 100 workers, 10 nationals will be employed in skilled jobs within 5 years).

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