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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The UAE Cabinet announced that the mechanism for achieving the targeted Emiratisation rates has not changed. It became semi-annual instead of annual.
The Cabinet resolution aims to accelerate achieving Emiratisation targets and employing UAE nationals in the private sector throughout the year.
The authorities said, “Companies with more than 50 employees are required to achieve an increase of 1% of skilled jobs every 6 months and reach a growth of 2% by the end of the year”
Highlighted of the resolution:
—The overall mechanism for achieving the targeted Emiratisation rates has not changed; it became semi-annual instead of annual. Companies with more than 50 employees are required to achieve an increase of 1% of skilled jobs every 6 months and reach a growth of 2% by the end of the year.
—The annual 2% Emiratisation growth for skilled jobs in 2022 for private sector companies and the 10% goal for 2026 have not been changed in this resolution.
—The financial contributions for non-compliant companies have not been modified.
— The resolution plays a significant role in enhancing the workforce planning without overlapping with the Emiratisation targets, as there will be no new or additional commitments on companies
— Financial contributions on non-compliant companies will start to be applied in July 2023, as well as the remaining contributions from 2022.
“It is the responsibility of the private sector companies to register Emirati employees in the pension and social security systems in the country within one month from the date of work permit issuance,” MoHRE explained.
According to the resolution, if the establishment undertakes fake Emiratisation related to Nafis’ initiatives and programmes, an administrative fine of no less than Dhs20,000 and not more than Dhs100,000 for each Emirati employee will be imposed.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation aims to double the Emiratisation target for private sector by end of 2023 and to avoid imposition of financial contributions by the beginning of 2024.
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