Ways to get Emiratis join different jobs discussed

Ways to get Emiratis join different jobs discussed

The Social Development Committee of the Dubai Executive Council (DEC) on Thursday discussed a proposal to promote the participation of Emiratis in different job sectors in the emirate as part of the Dubai Strategic Plan 2015.



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Published: Fri 22 Jun 2012, 9:17 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:55 AM

The meeting, held on the DEC premises, was presided by Major-General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director-General of the General Department of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, in the presence of Abdulla Al Shaibani, Secretary-General of the DEC.

Dubai Strategic Plan 2015 aims at consolidating the participation of UAE citizens in the different work sectors. It also aims at encouraging nationals to take up different jobs to serve the country.

The meeting reviewed the legislation and rules which ensure legal protection for hiring UAE citizens and their right to rehabilitation and training. It also discussed the economic analysis of Dubai emirate in terms of labour market growth, making available jobs which require Emirati personnel as well as the social and educational analysis.

The meeting discussed the rise in the rate of Emiratisation in administrative posts and the attendees recommended focusing on building the capabilities and skills of the Emiratis for technical jobs.

The meeting identified several challenges and gaps which should be addressed, including the imbalance in the distribution of the national workforce in different labour sectors. The majority of the employed Emiratis are in the government sector, while their participation in the business sector is low, according to the analysis.

The general policy suggested, in this context, a slew of strategic options such as linking the outputs (the number of graduates) of higher education institutions to the requirements of localisation of jobs, upgrading the legislative infrastructure at both the local and federal government levels to strengthen the participation of the UAE workforce in a balanced way as well as financing projects that do not fall in the economic sectors of high competitiveness.

The agenda includes listing of the latest developments of the project for fulfilling the statistical requirements of the social development branch of the emirate’s strategic plan.

The project aims at providing information and statistics to the various branches of the plan including economic, social development, security, justice, infrastructure, environment, health and safety.

The project analyses the current position of the information in the said branches and sectors and determines the gaps and shortcomings to develop a full-fledged government plan through which the emirate will have all information needed for activating the strategic planning operations.


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