UAE: State pledges 2,000 jobs to absorb skillful nationals

The UAE has pledged to create 2,000 jobs in the next 100 days in its electricity and energy sectors, as part of its Emiratization of the job markets dominated by foreign skills.

The talents to fill the future positions will be fished out through a number of job fairs to be held in September, Arabian Business reports citing the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MOHRE).

The plan is part of the government’s target to increase the number of Emiratis working in the sectors to five per cent by 2021, the news outlet notes.

The Gulf country in March announced it aimed to create 3,000 jobs in the private sector for its citizens this year.

The government is launching this year its 2031 vision, which provides for the Emiratization of the work market.

Last year, the MOHRE created 20,225 job opportunities for its citizens, compared to 6,862 in 2017.

To enable Emiratis to meet requirements related to the jobs to be created, 8,650 Emirati nationals benefitted from related training programs by the ministry and its partners, while 18,235 benefitted from career guidance programs, Arabian Business reports.

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