Sharjah Ruler assures jobs for all Emiratis aged 18 to 60.
Sharjah Ruler, Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, has taken a significant step to ensure employment opportunities for all Emiratis between the ages of 18 and 60 in the emirate. In response to a misapplication of a previous edict issued in 2018
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Sharjah Ruler Ensures Employment Opportunities for All Emiratis
Sheikh Dr Sultan clarified that the law entitles every eligible individual within the specified age range to be employed, with no specific employment duration mentioned. He expressed concern that the Sharjah Directorate of Human Resources had misinterpreted the law, resulting in the cessation of hiring individuals above the age of 30.
Boosting Emirati Participation in Private Sector: UAE's Emiratisation Drive in Sharjah
The UAE's Emiratisation drive policy, aimed at increasing Emirati participation in the private sector, has been a key focus for the government. In Sharjah alone, there are 208,000 Emirati citizens, making up approximately 11.5 percent of the emirate's total population, with a nearly equal gender distribution. The demand for jobs in the region has surged recently, partly driven by the attractive income and benefits offered to employees. The commitment to a four-day workweek, along with provisions for maternity leave and annual leave of 60 days, has further bolstered the appeal of working in Sharjah.
Promising Career Prospects for Sharjah University Graduates: Competitive Salaries and Improved Benefits
Sheikh Dr Sultan highlighted the promising career prospects for graduates from Sharjah University, who can expect a competitive monthly salary of Dh25,000, along with housing allowances and other benefits. In an effort to bolster the workforce in vital sectors, employment processes for institutions like Sharjah Police and Civil Defence are ongoing, and the final number of employed individuals will be announced before the year's end. The Sharjah government has also made commendable efforts to improve the financial well-being of retirees, with adjustments to retirement salaries to better align with the increased cost of living , Overall, Sheikh Dr Sultan's decree reflects a strong commitment to fostering an inclusive and prosperous society, where opportunities are extended to all citizens seeking employment, and where the workforce is empowered to thrive in a supportive and nurturing environment.