Dhofar: Omani employees working at the Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara will receive a minimum wage increase in their September 2016 salaries.
The Directorate General of Manpower in Dhofar Governorate signed an agreement with Anantara (Al Baleed Resort) to raise the minimum wage to OMR400 for all Omanis now working, or who will work in Ananatara’s establishments, starting with the September 2016 wages.
Khalid Al Rawahi, Director General of Manpower in Dhofar, signed the agreement on behalf of the Ministry of Manpower, while James Hewitson, General Manager of Anantara, signed for the company.
Al Rawahi noted, “This step is taken due to the ministry’s effort to improve the work environment in the public sector, as well as the partnership and cooperation between the ministry and the private sector, in providing an attractive work environment for Omani youths.”
James Hewitson, General Manager, added, “Working with the local community is an important part of the Anantara philosophy. During our initial discussions with the Ministry of Manpower and the existing local workforce in Salalah, the main talking point was the need to encourage young people to work in hospitality, though perhaps they had not considered this industry before.
“A minimum wage was introduced for all Omani team members in an effort to ensure that the resort is paying competitively with other industries, so it could attract the best young talents.
“The response to this initiative has attracted 300 applicants from Salalah alone, which demonstrates that the new wage structure is having a very
“Coupled with our extensive training programmes on property and, also in Thailand, it will definitely help us recruit the right talent to be able to deliver a luxury and indigenous experience for our guests.”