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MoHRE urges private sector companies to meet H1 2024 Emiratisation targets before June 30

MoHRE urges private sector companies to meet H1 2024 Emiratisation targets before June 30
21 May 2024 13:34


The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has urged private sector companies employing 50 or more workers to meet their half-yearly Emiratisation targets for 2024. These targets call for a 1% growth in the number of Emiratis working in skilled jobs in these companies, in line with the relevant Cabinet Resolution.

The Ministry has set June 30 as the final deadline for achieving Emiratisation targets for the first half of 2024 (H1 2024), noting that starting from July 1, it will monitor companies’ compliance.

The MoHRE commended companies that have already achieved the required targets, stressing the importance of registering UAE citizens in one of the authorised pension funds and in the Wage Protection System (WPS). It called on companies to maintain the growth they achieved in Emiratisation targets until June 30.

The Ministry has also called on companies falling short of their Emiratisation targets to benefit from the “Nafis” platform, which houses data about qualified Emirati nationals seeking employment across various specialisations and who possess the required competencies.

“We urge companies to adhere to Emiratisation targets, which are a top priority for the UAE Government, given the role they play in achieving economic growth objectives and the nation’s ambitions for the upcoming period, where the primary focus will be on empowering national human capital,” MoHRE said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Ministry’s digital and field supervision system identified 1,379 companies attempting to circumvent Emiratisation targets, unlawfully hiring 2,170 UAE citizens from mid-2022 until May 16, 2024.

The violating companies were fined, their ratings were downgraded, and some of their files were referred to the Public Prosecution. Financial contributions were also imposed on the violators starting from the date the violation began, and the companies were required to take corrective measures.

The Ministry called for reporting any violations to its call centre at 600590000 or via its smart application, saying that “Emiratisation targets were set to enhance Emirati citizens’ participation in the job market and their contribution to the country’s economic development, which makes it an important national goal.”

Source: WAM
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