Ruler of Dubai calls on private sector to increase Emiratisation

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has called on the private sector to take part in initiatives which help get more Emiratis into the workplace, says a report in the The National.

At the launch of the “Absher” Initiative in Abu Dhabi yesterday, Sheikh Mohammed praised the UAE’s campaign to promote Emiratisation. The Absher initiative is a programme aimed at strengthening Emiratisation, particularly in the private sector. Sheikh Mohammed also called on the companies who have not yet joined the initiative to come forward and join it without delay, Wam reported.

He added that the private sector controls about five million jobs and is the biggest operator in the country.

“We have secured 1,186 jobs for Emirati jobseekers so far since May 2012, and we are looking to hire 20,000 Emiratis within five years in the private sector,” Sheikh Mansour said.

As you can see, 2013 is set to be full of employment opportunities for Emirati.

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