[Oman] Expats will be replaced by citizens in 207 job categories

[Oman] Expats will be replaced by citizens in 207 job categories
20 Jul 2022

Oman has banned expats from being employed in more than 200 professions in the Sultanate as part of its ongoing Omanisation efforts, Kashmir Observer reports.

On July 18, the Sultanate’s Minister of Labour on Sunday issued decision No 235/2022 regulating the practice of certain professions now reserved for Omanis, according to local media reporting.

The decision will be published in the Official Gazette and take effect from the day following the date of its publication. In 2018, the ministry banned expats from 87 professions spread across nearly 10 sectors.

The decision was reportedly based on the Labour Law issued by Royal Decree No 35/2003 and Royal Decree No 89/2020 establishing the Ministry of Labour, defining its specialisations and endorsing its organisational structure.

Article 1 of the decision states that expats will be prohibited from practising 207 professions and allows them to continue in those roles only until the expiry of their current work permits.

The Ministry of Labour aims to provide 35,000 jobs through recruitment, replacement and training for citizens in 2022.

The Omanised roles include administrative manager, director/manager of staff affairs, human resources manager, public relations manager, manager of the CEO’s office and recruitment manager.


Source: Kashmir Observer

Oman has banned expats from being employed in more than 200 professions in the Sultanate as part of its ongoing Omanisation efforts, Kashmir Observer reports.

On July 18, the Sultanate’s Minister of Labour on Sunday issued decision No 235/2022 regulating the practice of certain professions now reserved for Omanis, according to local media reporting.

The decision will be published in the Official Gazette and take effect from the day following the date of its publication. In 2018, the ministry banned expats from 87 professions spread across nearly 10 sectors.

The decision was reportedly based on the Labour Law issued by Royal Decree No 35/2003 and Royal Decree No 89/2020 establishing the Ministry of Labour, defining its specialisations and endorsing its organisational structure.

Article 1 of the decision states that expats will be prohibited from practising 207 professions and allows them to continue in those roles only until the expiry of their current work permits.

The Ministry of Labour aims to provide 35,000 jobs through recruitment, replacement and training for citizens in 2022.

The Omanised roles include administrative manager, director/manager of staff affairs, human resources manager, public relations manager, manager of the CEO’s office and recruitment manager.


Source: Kashmir Observer

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