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Dubai to develop new action plan to enhance Emirati employment in private sector

Deputy Ruler directs new Emirati Human Resources Development Council in Dubai to develop a 100-day action plan

Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, has directed the Emirati Human Resources Development Council in Dubai to develop a 100-day action plan to enhance the employment of Emiratis in the private sector.

During a meeting of the council, Sheikh Maktoum stressed that the Dubai Government places the highest priority on raising the employment prospects of Emiratis.

The 100-day action plan will outline measures to forge a wide range of partnerships with companies, organisations and free zone entities to advance the job prospects of UAE nationals in the private sector.

It will also include strategies to coordinate with the education sector to link learning outcomes to job market requirements. The plan will also feature career guidance programmes for students in future-oriented sectors, in alignment with country’s long-term strategies, a statement said.

During the meeting, Sheikh Maktoum said: “The UAE’s people are its true wealth and their capabilities are the driving force of its development journey. The country’s leadership has always sought to explore forward-thinking policies and legislations that can help accelerate employment of Emiratis and harness the competencies of the national talent pool.

"We are committed to equipping Emiratis with the knowledge and specialised skills needed to thrive in the job market of the future, in close partnership with the private sector.

”Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, chairman of the Emirati Human Resources Development Council in Dubai, said the council is engaging closely with the private sector, free zones and the education sector to develop plans to advance the employment prospects of UAE nationals.

"We will be proposing new legislations, policies and initiatives to raise employment opportunities for Emiratis across sectors and align their skills with the requirements of the labour market,” he added.

It was the first meeting of the Emirati Human Resources Development Council in Dubai since the issuance of a decree on its formation by Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum last month.

Source: Arabian Business