Muscat: With 20 per cent of Omanisation rates, Tanfeedh has proposed to implement part-time job opportunities in Oman.
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“Part-time work can be allowed between four to 25 hours and up to 20 per cent of Omanisation rates should be there,” the Tanfeedh says in its proposals.
It also adds that micro companies should be allowed to have part time workers with no limit, insurance should be provided for workers, multiple job registrations should be enabled and students and juveniles should be allowed to do part-time jobs.
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“It is a good move. If we are allowed legally to hire part-time workers, we can resolve the shortage of manpower. Most often, we need a worker for a specific job for a short period. If hiring of part-time workers are allowed, it can help us to save cost,” Jose Chacko, a finance expert who runs an auditing firm in Oman, said.
Tanfeedh has also proposed to enable a system for employers to bring temporary workers for specific pre-approved job categories.
“Employers in specific sectors should be allowed to bring in temporary workers for specific pre-approved job categories,” Tanfeedh says.
Tanfeedh has unveiled 121 proposals to the public this morning are the results of a series of “labs” where public and private sector bosses cut through the red tape of Oman to create a road map for the Sultanate’s future.
These initiatives are the result of six weeks of discussions attended by more than 250 officials from 160 government and private institutions at Tanfeedh.
The Tanfeedh process is Oman’s solution to issues surrounding a non-oil future for the Sultanate, bringing together private and public sector agencies to streamline doing business in the country and to iron out problems.
From 9am until 9pm over the next three days, thousands of residents are expected to pour through the doors of Oman’s new convention centre to give their feedback.
Talal Sulaiman Al Rahbi, deputy secretary-general of the Supreme Council for Planning, said that both Omanis and non-Omanis can participate in the survey, which will contribute to shaping the economic future of Oman.
“People can participate in the survey at an exhibition. They can take part in the survey online. Both Omanis and non-Omanis can participate in the survey, which will contribute to shaping the economic future of Oman,” the official said.