Private sector officials to “Al-Ittihad”: Emiratization decisions are direct support for citizen and employer

Sami Abdel Raouf (Dubai)

Private sector officials have confirmed that the new treatments for Emiratisation and the labor market issued by the Council of Ministers in its last session are “comprehensive and radical”, and include a system of exceptional programs and procedures covering various fields, and note that the decisions issued by the Council of Ministers will move the labor market in The next phase, to be attractive to citizens in the private sector. In exclusive statements to Al-Ittihad, officials pointed out the importance of the federal law on “unemployment insurance”, similar to what is in place in many countries that accept citizens’ granting a monthly subsidy in the event of ” compulsory “unemployment. They emphasized the importance of the partnership between the federal and local authorities and the private sector on the basis of shared responsibility, and emphasized the need to move forward in the implementation of an integrated system of programs and policies that include long-term treatments for labor. market challenges; With the aim of achieving effective participation of the citizen human resources and overcoming the causes of unemployment.
At the outset, Issa Abdullah Al Ghurair, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Easa Al Ghurair Investment Group, said: “Cabinet’s decisions related to Emiratisation are an important step and their implementation is part of the joint responsibility between government agencies. , the private sector and citizens who want to join the private sector. ”

  • Issa Al Ghurair
    Issa Al Ghurair

He added: “Citizens are invited to take advantage of this opportunity and the measures recently announced by the government that support their role and employment in the private sector, where there are many opportunities and jobs, and citizens can fill it, especially skilled jobs. ”
Mohammed Khalaf Al Habtoor, Vice President and CEO of Al Habtoor Group, in turn indicated that the decisions and measures issued by the Council of Ministers aim to empower national powers and develop national human capital.
He took note of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, may God protect him, noting that these decisions coincide with the efforts of our wise leadership aimed at developing national competencies. , to provide sustainable jobs, and to improve the role and work of national cadres in the country’s private sector.
Al Habtoor stressed the importance of the commitment of the private sector institutions concerned to the new decisions and the fulfillment of their obligations, with regard to approval rates of 2%, an annual target to increase the percentage of Emiratisation in skilled posts, up to the target 10%, by the end of 2026, noting that private sector companies and institutions will reap the benefits. in economic development.

  • Mohammed Al Habtoor
    Mohammed Al Habtoor

He said: “The Al Habtoor Group, in its various fields of work and investment, attaches great importance to Emiratisation, and is working to meet the requirements of government agencies by attracting qualified citizens and providing them with an appropriate work environment. , which has helped. to have a prominent percentage of citizens among its employees. “

Emiratisation experience
In turn, dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Chairman and Managing Director of VPS Healthcare Group, noted the government’s decision to reduce the fees of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization for companies achieving qualitative performance in the appointment and training of citizens.
He said that this incentive would encourage the private sector to promote Emiratisation and attract more national talents, especially young people, to get involved in private work, and emphasized that the incentive package recently announced by the government was one of the key tools. in the field of Emiratization. in the private sector.
Vayalil said: “Emiratisation has always been part of our policy to run the business of the (VPS) Health Care Group, and we are currently recruiting and training many national employees according to their academic qualifications.

  • Shamsheer Fayalil
    Shamsheer Fayalil

He added: “Based on the group’s experience in Emiratisation, the Emirati employees have shown complete dedication and dedication to their work, as they have distinguished themselves in different positions, where the veteran Emirati employees train the new employees and they help get involved in the group’s business. ”
In turn, dr. Mohammed Al-Nahhas, Chairman and CEO of MENA Labs – Clinical Pathology Services, said: “The Cabinet’s accreditation, led by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, God sponsored, for strategic decisions to support the Emiratisation file, is nothing but the product of a wise vision that is aware of the needs of the future, and the need to empower and qualify national frameworks.
He stressed that these decisions will support the presence and contribution of citizens in the private sector, in a way that improves the national economy and the prosperity of future generations, and pointed out that the Emirati citizen is the nation’s wealth, and the wise leadership attaches great priority to qualifying and enabling it to perform various tasks and works to ensure its true participation in the march of the nation’s renaissance, and to improve competitiveness in various fields.

  • Mohammed Al-Nahhas
    Mohammed Al-Nahhas

He emphasized the importance of supporting the Emiratisation file in the private sector by providing good preparation for national frameworks, providing them with various sciences and skills, and improving their opportunities for employment in all sectors and to develop it in a way that meets the needs of the market, and is positively reflected on the economic growth of the UAE.

“Interruption insurance”
Sherif Bishara, Executive Director of the Mohamed and Obaid Al Mulla Group, stressed that the esteemed Cabinet’s approval of an unemployment insurance system is necessary and extremely important as it will contribute to the insured worker for a limited period in the year with to reimburse a cash amount. event he stops working, which will contribute to improving the competitiveness of the market Work in the country and provide a stable working environment for all, and thus the position of the UAE as an incubator for those looking for improving rewarding jobs in a stable environment that provides a social umbrella for all its employees.
He explained that unemployment insurance will help to provide a suitable income for the worker or employee during periods of suspension from work and until he gets a new opportunity elsewhere, noting that this system will significantly contribute to the percentages of Emiratization in the private sector over the current percentages, thus improving the competitiveness of cadres Emirati women in the labor market, and providing a social umbrella to protect them, and provide them with a decent life.
He pointed out that the decision would also help attract the best talents and experiences of creators and innovators around the world, which would improve the competitiveness of the labor market in the UAE, and improve the country’s position at international level, and thus helping to achieve a competitive knowledge economy, while at the same time highlighting the importance of the decision of the Council of Ministers to increase the percentage Emiratisation in skilled posts by 2% annually to reach 10% by 2026, a way that guarantees the private sector companies and businesses with 50 or more employees, as it will ensure the creation of more jobs for citizens in various economic sectors in the country, including the private sector.

  • Sherif Bishara
    Sherif Bishara

He pointed out that the UAE government was continuing its tireless efforts to provide an attractive environment for emiratization in the private sector, as the launch of the government program to support the private sector to 75,000 citizens during to accommodate the next five years. Nafis “, which encourages the private sector to attract citizens, in particular that there are institutions that have expressed their willingness to increase their Emiratization rate, and emphasizes the importance of joint efforts between the public and private sectors to ensure the activation of Emiratization policies, in order to ensure the benefit of leading Emirati powers to support the development process of the country.
He expected that these important decisions would contribute to raising emiration rates in the private sector in order to consolidate a competitive, balanced and active national economy, which would contribute to achieving a qualitative leap in the country’s economic system, and improving its position as a major center for innovation and excellence and an attractive destination for expertise, talent and investment, emphasizing that the country continues to open new horizons. For citizens to get involved in the world of money and business, take advantage of the great support provided for the success of their projects, and provide the best services to increase the competitiveness of the state.
He pointed out the importance of providing jobs and training opportunities for citizens in the private sector, as it will encourage large companies and institutions in the private sector to attract national talent and competencies with university degrees, so that they invest in them and to them the opportunity to explore job prospects and gain qualitative experiences and skills, and emphasizes that the work of citizens in the sector The private sector will open the door for them to develop their capabilities and succeed in launching their own projects. These decisions are expected to encourage many to work in the private sector and benefit from the experiences they gain, enabling them to develop their capabilities to serve the country and society.

Details of the unemployment insurance system tomorrow
Tomorrow, Thursday, the Ministry of Emiratization and Human Resources will hold a media briefing at the Ministry’s office in Dubai on the Cabinet’s decision to increase Emiratisation rates in the private sector, and the details of the unemployment insurance system, in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Awar, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratization. The Council of Ministers on Monday issued a package of new decisions to promote Emiratisation in the private sector.
The Council of Ministers approved a package of unprecedented incentives, including the reduction of fees for services of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization, amounting to 80% for private sector companies registered with the Ministry, achieving qualitative performance in the recruitment and training of citizens, in addition to increasing the target for the percentage localization of skilled jobs by 2% annually in private sector companies whose facilities include 50 or more employees; Aiming to create jobs of more than 12,000 jobs annually for citizens in the private sector and various economic sectors in the country. The Council also approved the approval of a monthly contribution of 6,000 dirhams for non-compliant companies, from January 2023, for each citizen not employed according to the target.

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