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Over 10,000 jobs provided in Q1 2021: MoL

1 May 2021

The Ministry of Labour (MoL) has stated that during the first quarter of 2021, it facilitated provision of 10,196 jobs in both the government and private sectors. This is 31. 6 per cent of the number of jobs targeted to be offered by the end of the year.

This was achieved, the ministry stated, through various measures to fulfil its commitment to its executive plan announced in January this year.

According to the statement, 4,051 job opportunities were offered in various units of the state’s administrative apparatus. A total of 1,330 positions were offered in the Ministry of Health, 2,469 in the Ministry of Education, 115 in the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, 92 in the University of Technology and Applied Sciences, and other government institutions.

The statement further added that 51 jobs were offered in companies and institutions that fall under the supervision of the Authority for Public Services Regulation, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and the like. 

The number of Omanis appointed in their first jobs in the private sector is 3,010, including 677 individuals without a General Education Diploma, 909 with a General Education Diploma or an equivalent, 390 with a university diploma, 1,011 graduates, and 23 with a Master’s degree or PhD.

In addition, 110 jobs were provided through MoL initiatives resulting from the decision to Omanise certain professions, an initiative to finance education and part time work initiatives. 

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