The most demanded jobs in the UAE in the private sector

Abdallah Shahin - | Business

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation in the UAE has recognised the most significant and desired positions in the UAE in the private sector 2023, which are regarded the most appealing jobs for job seekers.

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According to a report by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, the six most appealing jobs in the private sector to citizens are legislators, business managers, specialists in scientific, technical, and humanitarian subjects, technicians in scientific, technical, and humanitarian subjects, clerical professions, and service and sales professions.

The five major economic sectors in which citizens work were highlighted in the report: business services, financial intermediation, trade and repair services, construction, and manufacturing.

"The Emiratisation system receives the attention of the leadership, and it is based on an integrated scientific approach, and it begins with the launch of the (Nafes) program and the formation of the Board of Directors of the Emirati Cadres Competitiveness Council, headed by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court," said Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Awar, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation.

"This integrated system includes incentives, honors, and appreciation for the private sector to interact with Emiratisation, policies to create job opportunities for citizens, monitoring, and follow-up of facilities in this sector, and the conditions of citizens working in them, as well as imposing financial contributions and administrative measures to increase enterprises' compliance with Emiratisation's decisions and policies and their governance," he added.

Human resources and localization
Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation

The goal of providing individuals with job possibilities in the UAE

He explained that the Emiratisation system aims to achieve real and effective participation of Emirati cadres in the national economy by employing them in the labor market, as it "relies on a logical, practical, and easy-to-check policy because it targets 2% annual growth in the number of citizens in skilled jobs in companies employing 50 workers."

He emphasized that "companies' commitment over the past year was great, as evidenced by recently announced figures and data," and that "this commitment confirms companies' awareness of the importance of Emiratisation and the role required of them in this regard, based on the partnership between the government and private sectors in the Emiratisation file."

UAE jobs
Jobs in the UAE

He expressed his hope that the targeted companies will continue to interact with the Emiratization targets this year, pointing to the continuation of providing incentives to companies that meet the requirements, as well as the application of financial contributions to companies that do not meet the requirements, amounting to 7000 dirhams per month for each citizen who was not appointed (by 84). At the beginning of the year 2024, one thousand dirhams) was collected, in addition to the application of the procedures and penalties stipulated for the right of establishments that prove to have circumvented the decisions and policies of localization, as the Ministry's control system monitors negative practices, and it is a proactive and digitally interconnected system with other agencies that integrate with the Ministry.

The Cabinet decision stipulates raising Emiratisation rates at a rate of 2% annually from skilled jobs in establishments with 50 or more employees beginning in 2022, and achieving an Emiratisation rate growth rate of up to 10% by the end of 2026, emphasizing the importance of actively participating in raising Emiratisation rates. In the private sector, work to enable Emirati cadres to engage in this key sector, which contributes significantly to improving the attractiveness of the country's labor market.

Minister of Human Resources
Minister of Human Resources

Establishments targeted by the Emiratisation decision must seek to increase their Emiratisation rate by 4% by the end of the current year to avoid financial penalties imposed on those who do not meet the percentage early next year.

It is worth noting that the value of the monthly financial payments rises at a pace of 1000 dirhams per year until 2026.

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