More Than 35,000 Jobs Created For Omanis By Govt. And Private Sectors

Oman’s Ministry of Labour indicated in its third report on performance indicators that it managed to provide 35,344 job opportunities in the public and private sector in the Sultanate in the period between January to September 2021.

This confirms the partnership between the two sectors to create and generate job opportunities for Omani youth.

The Ministry also confirmed that this came as a result of the Government’s adoption of new work systems and policies to absorb Omani talents into the labour market, and to fulfill the Ministry’s commitment and implementation plans that were announced at the beginning of 2021.

The Ministry report indicated that 19,535 job opportunities were provided in various units of the state’s administrative apparatus, of which 6,446 job opportunities resulted from training in the government sector; while the private sector accommodated 8,562 first-time job seekers.

Employees appointed for the first time in the private sector were distributed according to their educational levels as follows: of the total postings, 2,025 people didn’t possess a general education diploma; 2,664 people held a general education diploma or its equivalent; 1,088 people had a university diploma; 2,695 people had a university degree, and 90 people held a master’s and doctoral degree.

One-thousand-and-sixty-seven (1,067) job opportunities were created through various initiatives of the Ministry of Labour, and 6,180 job opportunities were created from training and rehabilitation in the private sector, spearheaded by employment-related training and on-the-job training.

The report indicated that the total number of beneficiaries of the Job Security Programme is about 9,556 citizens, including 6,953 males and 2,603 ​​females across various governorates in the Sultanate.

It is also understood that the Ministry received requests from 83 private institutions to collectively terminate their national workforce and 128 private institutions to reduce the wages of their national workforce – but stated that they were dealt with effectively in a bid to maintain job stability and not terminate their services or reduce wages.

Finally, the report indicated that the percentage of the non-Omani (expatriate) workforce decreased by 7.6 per cent from September 2020 to September 2021, which confirms that the Omanisation programme has been proceeding according to plan and that their results have been successful.