Qatar Chamber & Labor Ministry unveil updated version of re-employment platform

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Qatar Chamber (QC) has launched the updated version of the ‘Labor Re-employment Platform for Private Sector’, which is an electronic platform that aims to assist companies to recruit employees from the local market.

The Qatar Chamber has released this updated version in collaboration with the Qatar Ministry of Labor (MoL).

Speaking at the meeting, QC General Manager Mr. Saleh bin Hamad Al Sharqi stressed the Chamber’s interest to launch this developed version of the platform in coordination with the Ministry, indicating that it aims to help companies to obtain skilled and experienced laborers from the local market instead of recruiting from outside the state.

Saleh bin Hamad Al-Sharqi
Saleh bin Hamad Al-Sharqi
GM – Qatar Chamber

“The platform contributes to streamlining the transfer of employment from some companies that have reduced their businesses or that have redundant workers to other new companies willing to hire new workers. Many companies have benefited from the platform during the last period, noting that the Chamber has launched this platform to support the private sector and assist troubled companies. The Chamber promotes the platform among business owners and local companies to encourage them to use it to obtain the needed employment. The Chamber has developed the platform and that there are subsequent developments that will take place in the coming period to provide more benefits for all parties, calling on companies to provide any views that might help in further developing the platform’s work.”

Mr. Al Sharqi called on companies seeking to hire new employees to register on the platform and select from the laid-off laborers, affirming that contracting with laborers will be supervised by the Ministry of Labor in accordance with the applicable laws and procedures of the state.

Labour Recruitment Department Director Mr. Nasser Abdulla Al Mannai emphasized the Ministry’s keenness on facilitating procedures for companies that adhere to labor laws, noting that companies that will benefit from the platform are companies that are committed to the labor law and that do not have any labor violations such as delaying wages and other violations.

Further, Mr. Al Mannai said that “the platform will contribute to improving the Qatari labor market, streamlining the transfer of employment between companies, speeding up obtaining skilled labor and shortening the time needed for recruiting new employees from abroad, pointing out that it enables companies to obtain its needs of labor to complete its projects as per schedule.”

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