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Over 27,000 citizens recruited in private sector this year

Over 27,000 citizens recruited in private sector this year

Salim bin Naseer al Hadrami, director of Planning and Development at the Ministry of Manpower, stated that this year much more than 27,000 citizens have been appointed in the private sector. They are concentrated in 3 primary sectors: building, sale, distribution and market. The 3 sectors accounted for 58 per cent of the recruitment.

Hadrami stated that the building sector, regardless of the lack of projects, has managed to recruit much more than eight,000 citizens. He pointed out that travel and tourism sectors managed to employ six per cent this year, whilst the logistics sector appointed about 5 per cent. He stated that these figures will double in the coming period, as numerous measures are becoming taken by MoM in this field to urge the private sector to attain the Omanisation price.

Eng Mohammed bin Salem al Busaidi, head of Youth and Human Resources Development Committee at the Majlis A’Shura stated that the national programme for leadership improvement to empower the middle and upper Omani administrations in the private sector reflects the government’s interest in national cadres, which aims to raise the percentage of Omanis to 20 per cent in the middle and upper jobs in the private sector.

Sheikh Ibrahim bin Mohammed al Harthy, executive director of Takatuf Oman, stated that he was pleased to sign the agreement with MoM to launch the national programme for leadership improvement, which is 1 of the initiatives of Tanfeedh.

He added that the programme aims to train middle and senior leaders. The programme consists of 3 primary stages distributed across the year. He explained that the primary objective of the programme is to prepare certified national cadres capable of holding leadership positions in crucial sectors in the private sector.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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