05 Dec 2019

UAE Jobs Bank launched to drive Emiratisation efforts

Arabian Business
UAE Jobs Bank launched to drive Emiratisation efforts
Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, launches new initiative to give UAE nationals priority in applying for 160 targeted professions

The first phase of the UAE Jobs Bank initiative, which aims to encourage the public and private sector to prioritise the employment of UAE nationals in 160 targeted professions, has been launched.

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, launched the UAE Jobs Bank during the 3rd UAE Government annual meetings chaired by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, state news agency WAM reported on Tuesday.

The UAE Jobs Bank is an e-government platform that allows UAE nationals to apply directly to jobs offered by government entities and the private sector.

The number of these targeted professions is 160, which includes 5,000 job titles.

According to the mechanism jointly implemented by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship and Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, the system gives UAE nationals priority in the targeted professions.

The first phase will direct 160 entities to post their job opportunities through the job bank, namely government entities, semi-government companies, federal and local organisations, public shareholding companies and national banks.

The second phase will be implemented at the second quarter of next year, which will include all government entities, semi-government and the private sector.

Job opportunities will be posted on the website aejob.ae, WAM said.

It added that employers will conduct job interviews with the UAE national, whose qualifications and competences meet the job requirements and companies will be required to justify reasons for rejecting applicants.

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