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ABU DHABI – The Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation said that 15,000 new jobs will open this year in strategic economic sectors in the UAE.
The jobs will be suitable for Emiratis and are aimed at raising citizens’ competitiveness until 2021, said Nasser Bin Thani Al Hameli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation.
Al Hameli told a press conference in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday that the ministry wants to accelerate Emiratisation in the private sector.
He said that last year, there were 6,862 Emiratis employed in the private sector, an increase of 22 percent compared to employment figures in 2016.
“Emiratisation and education are a key priority in the work of the government and a national responsibility of all, which requires the integration of all national initiatives to achieve the aspirations of the people of the UAE,” Al Hameli said.
The minister said that the government is focusing on qualitative Emiratisation in targeted sectors, with the first phase of the initiative to be implemented this year.
More than 2,000 establishments will be targeted in the initiative, which will provide more than 15,000 jobs suitable for citizens by the end of this year, with an average wage of not less than Dh10,000.
Al Hameli said the ministry will hire satellite offices for Emiratisation partners who will create job opportunities for citizens in remote areas in the Northern Emirates.
He said the first satellite office is located in Khorfakkan, with 500 more offices to be opened across the UAE in 2018.
The UAE is targeting to have 50 percent of Emirati workforce employed in the private sector by 2021. GAD/Expat Media
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