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Licences of 154 recruitment offices suspended


Iman Abdullah Al Ali, Staff Reporter

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has suspended the licences of 154 labour recruitment offices due to not rectifying their status in accordance with the Law of the Labourers and its Executive Regulations, such as extending the two-year assurance period of the assistant worker, to guarantee the employer’s rights to recover the whole costs of employment or part of it, based on the remaining period of the employment contract.

Khalil Khouri, Assistant Undersecretary for Assistant Labour at the MoHRE said, “The ministry has identified an effective mechanism to receive customer complaints related to the warranty period, through the hotline, the ministry’s website, heading to Tawafuq Centre, or through the smart application.”

It is worth mentioning that the number of service centres “Tadbir” amounted to 39 centres nationwide, and is expected to reach 45 by the end of 2019.

Al Khouri added the Tadbir service centre is one of the most prominent achievements of the MoHRE since it was tasked to oversee the file of assisted employment in late 2016.

He added,”The ministry seeks through the continuous development of services in this area and reduce and unify the prices and costs of recruitment and employment, as well as providing attractive job opportunities for citizens. For this, the ministry has a plan ensuring the provision of services according to the required quality level, through training supervisors of the centres on the procedures of service provision and requirements, as well as the development of the electronic system for receiving applications.”

The MOHRE also introduced advanced and integrated technologies such as Dash Board to monitor service and system failures in real time, in coordination with the ministry’s partners.

In July, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation began issuing work permits for employers wishing to recruit eligible male workers sponsored by their families, according to WAM.

The move was in implementation of a resolution issued recently by Nasser Bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, regarding regulations on granting of work permits.

Previously, these permits were exclusively issued to females.

Saif Ahmed Al Suwaidi, Ministry’s Under-Secretary for Human Resources Affairs, had said, “The resolution aims to provide stability to families by enabling them to increase their source of monthly income.”

Granting work permits to men and women sponsored by their families inside the state will help firms meet their demand for jobs from residents and therefore reduce operational costs in light of the recent Cabinet Resolution to reduce the fees of these two groups.

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