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MoHRE Issues Reminder to Private Sector Companies on Emiratisation Deadline

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Pavitra Shetty

Published on November 15, 2023, 09:14:54


Emiratisation in UAE,

Private sector businesses received a reminder from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) highlighting the significance of fulfilling their Emiratisation targets by December 31. Companies with 50 workers or more are required to have 4% of skilled positions in their workforce held by Emiratis by the end of this year.

Moreover, these companies are required to add 2% more Emirati employees every year until 2026. Businesses have to integrate UAE nationals into 2% of skilled roles as of the end of the preceding year. Earlier this year, a new strategy was unveiled that divided the annual target into two parts: the addition of 1% of employees in the first half of the year and the remaining 1 % in the second.

Private companies that failed to reach their 2022 Emiratisation targets were fined Dh400 million by MoHRE.

Authorities announced that businesses that are having trouble reaching their goals can use the Nafis portal to get in touch with Emirati job seekers.

The increase in individuals joining the private sector employment market has resulted in 18,000 firms meeting their Emiratisation targets. Over 84,000 Emiratis work in the private sector at the moment.

The MoHRE upholds a zero-tolerance stance in order to fight fraudulent Emiratisation techniques. Around 565 enterprises had been fined between AED 20,000 and AED 100,000 for engaging in fake Emiratisation practices. 

Fake Emiratisation refers to situations where a UAE national is hired only to fulfil a company's target without genuine duties. Further, hiring a former Emirati employee in the same establishment to manipulate data is also considered fake.

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