The UAE has announced plans to create 20,000 jobs for Emiratis across five industry sectors within the next three years, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has announced.
Sheikh Mohammed said the positions will be created in aviation, telecommunications, banking, insurance and real estate sectors over the next three years.
In a major Emiratisation push, he said UAE nationals will be given priority when applying for jobs in 160 professions in all government, semi-government, federal and local companies and private sector firms, while ‘managerial’ positions in government institutions will be limited to Emiratis.
Every year, 8,000 graduates will be able to gain experience at government, semi-government and private companies, with 40% of their AED10,000 ($2,700) monthly salary to be subsidised by the state, according to news agency WAM.
The decision was approved during a Cabinet meeting on Sunday.
Sheikh Mohammed added that “we also approved legal amendments to equalise citizens in the private sector with the government, especially in the calculation of pension and service annexation”.
Additionally, Sheikh Mohammed said that those who are late in achieving Emiratisation rates will be obliged to contribute financially to the government’s efforts.