1000 Emirati Jobs in 2013 From Absher Initiative

A 1,000 Emirati graduates will be given jobs in the private sector this year, as part of the Absher Initiative with the Ministry of Presidential Affairs paying for their training, according to a memorandum of understanding signed yesterday between officials at the ministry and a group of 25 privately owned establishments.

The ministry will ensure that the graduates have a sufficient period of training and will pay for the cost of training, according to Nasser Thani Juma Al Hameli, assistant undersecretary of the technical office at the ministry.

Graduates will be trained for almost eight months in different organisations and the ministry will bear the cost of 30 per cent of their total salary,” Al Hameli explained. The move is one element of a multi-tasked programme tagged Absher to help Emiratis find jobs in the private sector.

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