Tanmia jobs drive gains momentum

DUBAI - The role of the National Human Resource Employment and Development Authority (Tanmia) has taken giant strides during the past three years, attracting an increasing number of national cadres to work in public and private institutions, Matar Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, and Chairman of Tanmia's Board of Trustees, said.

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Published: Sat 21 Feb 2004, 12:36 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:10 AM

The minister was speaking at a ceremony organised by the authority on Wednesday to award its employees and journalists who have been covering the activities of the authority for the past year.

"In the area of training, Tanmia achieved a rate of 113.2 per cent in 2003, surpassing its target, by successfully training a total of 1,076 trainees. During the same year, Tanmia served 6,563 job-seekers by classifying them into various job categories and assigning the relevant training and orientation programmes," the minister said.

Commenting on the role of private sector, Mr Al Tayer said that the nationals should be involved in the development of the country through the joint efforts of the government, public and private sector, and Tanmia.

"Education and the current work conditions of the marketplace are among the challenges that face the authority, as well as the far distance between the residences of UAE nationals in Northern Emirates and the areas where most of the companies and firms operate," the minister pointed out, adding that UAE nationals, who reside in Northern Emirates, will be more encouraged to work after constructing a developed road network to link Fujairah and Dubai.

He said: "Tanmia's employment campaign has gained significant progress in 2003, bringing us closer to the goal of rectifying the imbalance in the UAE labour force. Emiratisation is a long-term process, and it needs the full cooperation of all the partners involved. The government is committed to extend its support to the national employment drive, and we will take steps to achieve the goal of suitable employment for every UAE national".

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