United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities have reminded businesses of the June 30 deadline for private sector companies with at least 50 employees to meet their semi-annual Emiratisation target for skilled jobs.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) says it will start reviewing the compliance of affected companies in achieving the 1% semi-annual Emiratisation targets for skilled jobs from July 1, 2023.
Last year, employers were directed to ensure that Emiratis fill 2 per cent of roles by the end of 2022. The proportion will be subsequently increased by 1% every six months under the government’s Emiratisation drive.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation also reminded companies they faced half-yearly fines of Dh42,000 ($11,435) for every Emirati not hired.
Starting from 1 July 2023, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) will review the compliance of private sector companies with 50 employees or more in achieving the 1% semi-annual Emiratisation targets for skilled jobs.???????? pic.twitter.com/n0bCr3260e
— وزارة الموارد البشرية والتوطين (@MOHRE_UAE) April 26, 2023
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