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New Emiratisation plan for private sector

* New policies for Emiratis seeking private sector jobs

* Part of comprehensive national training programme that aims to achieve government’s strategic goals

* Studies conducted to identify Emirati job seekers


The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has announced a series of policies for registered Emiratis seeking employment in the private sector.

The new scheme, launched by minister Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, runs under a comprehensive national training programme that aims to achieve the government’s strategic goals under a wider national agenda.


Centre of attention

“The Emiratisation programme has received plenty of attention from the leadership. As part of the national agenda under Vision 2021, the Ministry of Emiratisation 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,” the minister told members of the media.


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“This followed the directive of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, which required the ministry to take responsibility for Emiratisation,” he added.

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Identifying job seekers

The ministry conducted studies on the current job market and identified 9,199 Emiratis who are registered for jobs. It reportedly aims to identify all job seekers regardless of their current employment status, the minister said.

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


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