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MoL imposes ban on hiring expats for more than 200 professions

17 Jul 2022 By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Muscat – The Ministry of Labour (MoL) has issued a decision to Omanise 207 more professions.

The decision (No 235/2022) issued by H E Dr Mahad bin Said bin Ali Dr Ba’owain, Minister of Labour, regulates the practice of certain professions now reserved for Omanis.

The professions and positions Omanised in the new decision include administrative director, director of personnel affairs, director of public relations, security supervisor, general manager, deputy director, social service specialist, social welfare specialist, social psychology specialist, social worker, student activities specialist and flight operations inspector.

The decision also includes Omanisation of professions such as receptionist, grocer, sweet seller, perfume seller, gas cylinder seller, guard, tractor driver, tour guide, real estate insurance broker and vehicle insurance broker.

‘Work permit licences issued for the specified professions will apply until the date of their expiry,’ the decision added.

The decision was issued on July 14 , 2022.

In July, MoL announced that 23,271 jobseekers were employed in the public and private sectors in the first six months of 2022. Of the total, 17,200 were employed directly or through replacement opportunities, and 6,016 through training and rehabilitation.

MoL is aiming to provide 35,000 jobs through recruitment, replacement and training for citizens in 2022.

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