20,000 new jobs to be created for Emiratis in the United Arab Emirates
A new system will be adopted to train 8,000 Emirati graduates annually
The UAE government will create 20,000 new jobs for Emiratis in the next three years. This was one of the 10 strategic resolutions that the UAE Cabinet announced during a meeting chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai on Sunday.
Jobs for Emiratis will be created in strategic sectors including civil aviation, telecommunications, banking, insurance and real estate development sectors over the next three years, with an average of 6,700 jobs annually, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.
The government will also be allocating an AED300 million fund to create specialised training programmes to prepare and empower Emirati jobseekers with skills.
In addition to that, a new system will be adopted to train 8,000 Emirati graduates annually in government, semi-government and private entities for 6-12 months with an AED10,000 salary, 40% of which will be covered by the government.
Specialised diplomas will be launched across Higher Colleges of Technology in the UAE to prepare and train Emiratis for the workplace. Training programmes will be designed to build and develop 18,000 national cadres over the next three years, officials revealed.
Job opportunities for Emiratis in administrative and supervisory roles across ministries and federal entities, ensuring the selection of suitable candidates with the necessary skills and capabilities to fulfil their roles.
Among other things discussed, officials said that entities and companies in the strategic sectors with low number of Emirati employees will be encouraged to support national skill development programmes.
Officials will also set up an annual index to measure Emiratisation across all sectors. The government will provide incentives to entities that facilitate job opportunities for nationals.
The Cabinet shall hold an annual ceremony to reward CEOs and entrepreneurs who support Emiratisation.