Job creation in private sector reviewed, stimulated

ABU DHABI, The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation and the Work Opportunities Committee, formed by the Executive Committee of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, discussed means of accelerating job creation in the private sector, as part of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, to create over 10,000 jobs for UAE citizens in the private and government sectors over the next five years.

The meeting was attended by Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Maryam Eid AlMheiri, Head of the Work Opportunities Committee and CEO of the Media Zone Authority-Abu Dhabi, and Amer Hussain Al Hammadi, Acting Director-General of the Human Resources Authority.

During the meeting, Al Hamli affirmed that the ministry will support the committee, and their cooperation will boost the employment rate of UAE citizens.

“Developing the partnership between the ministry and relevant authorities from the federal government and local sectors, as well as the private sector, is the basis of a new model of Emiratisation adopted by the ministry to achieve its related goals by 2021, as part of its desire to achieve the targets of the UAE National Agenda leading to the UAE Vision 2021,” Al Hamli added.

“Building relations with government and private authorities and creating employment programmes in various sectors will help achieve the vision of the Abu Dhabi Government to create thousands of jobs for citizens,” AlMheiri said.

She added that providing work opportunities is a national responsibility for everyone, and requires the combined efforts of all relevant authorities, to achieve the aspirations of UAE citizens and provide them with decent life “Through the cooperation between the ministry and other authorities, we can launch training programmes to provide those searching for work with the necessary skills and raise their readiness to seize the best available opportunities in the job market,” she further added.

The meeting witnessed a presentation on Abu Dhabi’s job market and the rate of Emiratisation in certain sectors. There was also a discussion on relevant challenges, including the fact that 80 percent of UAE citizens specialise in areas required by the private sector, but they prefer to join the government sector.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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