Dubai’s 100 days action-plan aims to boost Emirati employment in private sectors

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai’s Deputy Ruler, has instructed Dubai’s Emirati Human Resources Development Council to develop an action plan of 100 days to promote Emirati employment in the private sector. 

According to reports, the 100-day action plan is a mechanism to establish broad alliances with companies, organizations, and free zone entities in order to improve UAE citizens’ employment prospects in the private sector.

It will also include measures to coordinate with the education sector in order to align learning outcomes to job market requirements. In line with the country’s long-term policies and objectives, the plan will also enable career guidance programs for students in future-oriented sectors.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, issued a decree last month to launch the Emirati Human Resources Development Council in Dubai, which includes public and private sector representatives.

Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Deputy Ruler of Dubai

“The UAE’s people are its true wealth and their capabilities are the driving force of its development journey. We are committed to equipping Emiratis with the knowledge and specialized skills needed to thrive in the job market of the future, in close partnership with the private sector.”

The members of the council include the director-general of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, the director-general of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the director-general of the Department of Economic Development in Dubai, the secretary-general of the Dubai Free Zones Council, the director of the University of Dubai, and the director of Zayed University.

According to recent data released by the Expo 2020 Dubai organizers, Emiratis account for 61 percent of the 30,000-strong volunteer workforce of Expo, the UAE’s largest volunteer program, aged between 18 to 24.

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