Qatar MoL launches platform to employ retirees in private sector

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Qatar MoL launches Istamer Platform
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Qatar’s Ministry of Labour (MoL) has launched the ‘Istamer’ platform, which is concerned with employing Qatari retirees wishing to work in the private sector.

This launch is based on its commitment to investing valuable expertise and enhancing the presence of qualified national cadres in the private sector. The inception of the Istamer digital platform is a testament to the collaborative efforts of the MoL, relevant agencies, and the Digital Transformation Unit. Their shared goal is to foster a Qatari workforce poised for outstanding performance, aligned with the Qatar National Vision 2030.

The unveiling of the Istamer digital platform is a key component of promoting the National Program for Job Localization in the Private Sector. Its purpose is to aid retired individuals who are keen on re-entering the workforce to find roles in private institutions aligned with their expertise.

Through this platform, retirees can set up profiles, enabling platform administrators to gauge the number of retirees keen on rejoining the workforce and assess their skill set and expertise. This will facilitate matching them with appropriate institutions or companies for potential employment.

The platform streamlines the entire recruitment process, from application submission to interviews and final job offers, all conducted online. This ensures transparency for job applicants regarding available roles in the private sector, while also offering businesses a broader pool of potential candidates during the hiring phase.

Director of Qualifying and Skill Development at the MoL, Mr. Abdulrahman Telfat highlighted that the Istamer platform is the first of its kind in the State of Qatar as it supports the feature of artificial intelligence. This comes in line with the Ministry’s desire to harness the information technology infrastructure to achieve the objectives of the Localization program in the private sector.

During the launch event, Mr. Telfat highlighted that since outlining its roles in 2021, MoL has been dedicated to developing efficient strategies to boost the localization of employment within the private sector. The objective is also to enhance training for national talents to elevate their productivity.

Mr. Telfat emphasized that “retirees are a significant asset to the national workforce in the private sector. As a result, the Ministry of Labor’s departments have been focused on creating an all-encompassing digital system to elevate the hiring rates of retirees in private sector organizations.”

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