Council of Ministers issues statement on job creation for Omanis
January 27, 2018 | 10:00 PM
by ONA
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Muscat: Oman’s Council of Ministers has issued a statement regarding the provision of 25,000 jobs to Omanis, as follows: “The Council of Ministers is following up, with full attention, the execution of the decision on providing 25,000 jobs for local manpower in all specialisations, so that the number could be completed within a period not exceeding six months, as a first step.

“Accordingly, the Council of Ministers is closely monitoring the progress of employment procedures on a weekly basis in order to have first-hand knowledge of what has been achieved, and deal with any challenges that might obstruct implementation.

“This attention goes hand-in-hand with the efforts being exerted by government departments concerned and alongside private sector establishments’ cooperation, which started to gradually yield fruit, an indication that efforts are continuous in fostering that type of full cooperation meant to serve the interests of all parties.

“His Highness Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmood Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, said that the employment of sons and daughters of this country in all fields of work is a national duty that must be advanced by all means, noting that constant attention is being accorded to this objective by the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

He said economic aspects are not the main hurdle, as Oman — thank God — is fine, but the challenge is the regularisation of the labour market, which the government is working hard to achieve so that the market can handle the needs of each stage of development.

“Fahd commended the excellent level of Omani youth and their noble aspirations, hoping that all executing parties will cooperate to facilitate the accomplishment of the mission towards the realisation of approaches aimed to let every citizen savour the bounties of this generous, resourceful country.”

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