UAE: Emiratisation Quotas for Private Companies Announced

UAE: Emiratisation Quotas for Private Companies Announced News developments

UAE: Emiratisation Quotas for Private Companies Announced

Arab News, 12 September 2021: The UAE Government has announced Emiratisation quotas for private companies.

The quotas mean private company employers will have to ensure 10% of employees are Emiratis.

These companies will have five years to comply.

For the first year, the requirement will be 2%.

It will only apply to skilled labour positions.

In addition, 24 billion AED will be allocated to create 75,000 private sector jobs for Emiratis.

There will also be allowances, bonuses and other monetary incentives for UAE nationals, especially those working in programming, nursing and entrepreneurship.

Elsewhere, Emirati Government employees who want to set up their own business will be granted partially paid leave of absence for up to a year.

Training programmes for Emiratis transferring from the public to private sector will also be hosted.

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Marlé Van Sandwyk