The Oman government has created 11,000 jobs for Omanis as part of the sops announced by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said in a bid to stem unrest in the country.
The new jobs include 5,000 posts for teachers and the rest for different government departments covered by the Civil Service System.
This was disclosed at the first meeting held under the chairmanship of Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal Al Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court and Chairman of the Civil Service Council.
The Civil Service Council also decided to drop the condition of experience for fresh graduates seeking jobs at government units. A circular will be issued to all governmental units requesting them to recruit freshers as well to reduce the unemployment numbers.
It may be recalled that Oman’s leader had ordered his government to immediately provide jobs for 50,000 citizens following violent protests in February. As part of this effort, 35,000 job opportunities are being created for Omani citizens in military, security and other government establishments.
Among other doles, he had also declared that every job-seeker registered with the ministry of manpower should be paid OMR150 a month until he or she finds employment.
Also, the ministry of manpower, which regulates the private sector employment, has also issued directives to companies for absorbing 15,000 Omanis. Khaleej Times