Qatar Employment and Career News
The Interior Ministry announced that exit permits for expat workers to leave the country will henceforth be issued free of charge.
The Ministry of Administrative Department, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) has amended some of the conditions for changing jobs by expatriates in Qatar, with the process now being simpler, widening the scope of potential beneficiaries.
Expatriates planning to change jobs in Qatar can henceforth be recruited only by companies possessing visa for that particular nationality, gender and profession as that of the candidate.
Qatari nationals will be given priority in appointments for government and public jobs, as per the new law issued by HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.
Recent survey findings reveal that Qatar is the best place for female expats who dream to earn big and save bigger.
The latest Middle East Job Index Survey conducted by Bayt.
Qatar will launch the much-awaited Wage Protection System (WPS) on 18th August, wherein all private sector workers will be paid salaries online through banking channels.
The hiring charges for housemaids have shot up in the local market amidst restrictions being imposed by various manpower exporting countries.
The number of Qatari women employed in the private sector has increased six fold in twelve years, with their ratio having gone up from 2.
With the economic growth in the GCC, the employees in Qatar are seeing increase in pay packages, following the 2014 dip.
Qatar is likely to open up thousands of jobs to Filipinos, in its preparation for World Cup 2022, it has been said.
The first joint Education City Career Fair concluded yesterday at the Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU) Student Centre.
The private sector has softened its stand on the issue of exit permit rules and sponsorship change for foreign workers.
According to latest figures released by the General Secretariat of the GCC, Qatar is the third largest employer of nationals from GCC states, while Kuwait is the largest employer of GCC nationals.
Job Qatarisation has been found to be lowest in private tourism sector of Qatar, due to certain factors like tradition, culture and low salaries.
With increased influx of workers into the country, current labour accommodations need to be upgraded, and therefore there will be a requirement of atleast one million new beds to accommodate workers, says the estimates by National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).
The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has set up a special panel to introduce the ambitious Qatarisation process in the private sector.
Civil engineers and junior executives are much in demand in Qatar, with about 62 percent of employers likely to hire about 10 employees over the next quarter, according to Bayt.
In a bid to ensure that all workers in Qatar are paid their wages through bank transfers, the government in Qatar plans to implement the process in three phases.
Qatar wants private sectors to create employment opportunities for at least 50 percent of its 120,000 nationals soon, says Remy Rowhani, Director-General at Qatari Chamber.
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