Muscat – As many as 17,604 jobseekers have registered for the Sahim initiative launched by the Ministry of Labour (MoL) on Sunday, offering 2,216 jobs.
A statement issued by the ministry said that 17,604 jobseekers (7,043 male and 10,561 females) registered for the Sahim initiative in less than 48 hours.
The highest numbers of jobseekers had registered from North Batinah governorate (3,326), followed by Muscat (2,695), Dakhiliyah (2,438), Dhofar (1,675), North Sharqiyah (1,552), South Sharqiyah (1,431), Dhahirah (1,200), Buraimi (748), Al Wusta (391) and 391 from Musandam.
MoL confirmed that 96 people with disabilities had also registered in the initiative.
On Sunday, the Ministry had launched Sahim with an aim to provide 2,216 job opportunities under the temporary contract work system in government agencies in various governorates.