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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Saudi Bans Expats From These Jobs; Oman Implements Six-Month Ban on Hiring Expats

The Middle East labor market has taken another turn for the worse for prospective foregin applicants. Saudi Arabia and Oman has set new restrictions on foreign nationals looking for work in these oil rich region. In a bid to stem the growing number of unemployment among locals, countries in the region are tightening the rules and limiting the vacancies available for expats.    Minister of Labor and Social Development Ali Al-Ghafees has issued a decree to limit work in 12 new activities to Saudi men and women starting September 2018.    The 12 work areas banned for expats are: watch shops, optical stores, medical equipment stores, electrical and electronics shops, outlets selling car spare part, building material shops, outlets selling all types of carpets, automobile and mobike shops, shops selling home furniture and ready-made office material, sale outlets of ready-made garments, children clothes and men’s supplies, household utensils shops and pastry shops.  Oman's Minister of Manpower,  Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri has issued Ministerial Decree 2018/38 last Sunday, imposing a six-month ban on hiring foreigners seeking work in 10 different industries. The ban includes jobs in the following sector:  IT media air traffic management engineering accounting and finance technicians insurance marketing and sales administration and human resources According to minister Abdullah Al Bakri, the new ban, implemented immediately, aims to increase the employment rate among nationals. The hiring freeze “would help companies to create vacancies for Omanis who are looking for jobs,” he said. According to the Ministry of Manpower, there were nearly 60,000 unemployed university graduates in 2017 - the country's worst job crisis in 40 years. The ban affects 87 different job types across ten job sectors.  Here's the full list of professions that have been impacted by the decision:     Information and Technology  1.Information Security Specialist  2.Geographic Information System Specialist  3.Electronic Computer Networks  4.Programmed Machines Maintenance - Electronic  5.Electronic Calculator Maintenance  6.Graphic Designer  7.Electronic Surveillance - Equipment Assembly  8.Electronics Technician - Telecom  9.Electronics Technician - Control Instrument  10.Electronic Technician - Medical Equipment  11.Electronics Technician Broadcast  12.Electronic Technician - Programmed Machines  13.Electronic Technician - Computer Networks  14.Computer Programmer  15.Computer Engineer  16.Computer operator  Accounting and Finance  1.Bank Notes and Money changer  2.Bank notes technician  3.Account Auditing technician  4.General accounting technician  5.Cost account technician  6.Costs accountant  7.Insurance collector  Marketing and Sales  1.Sales specialist  2.Storekeeper  3.Commercial agent  4.Commercial manager  5.Procurement logistics specialist  Administration and Human Resources  1.Business Administration Specialist  2.Public Relation Specialist  3.Human Resources Specialist  4.Administrative Director  Insurance  1.Insurance Agent General  2.Real Estate Insurance Agent  3.Cargo Insurance Agent  4.Life Insurance Agent  5.Vehicle Insurance Agent  6.Factory Insurance Agent  Information/Media Professions  1. Media Specialist  2. Page Maker  3. Paper Pulp Machine Operator  4. Bookbinding Machine Operator  5. Decorative Books Operator of  6. Calendar Operator  7. Paper Dyeing Machine Operators  8. Bill Printing Machine Operator  9. Cylinder Press Operator  10. Rotating Press Operator  11. Offset Printing Machine Operator  12. Color Press Operator  13. Palnographic Press Operator  14. Paper Folder Machine Operator  15. Paper Coating Machine Operator  16. Advertising Agent  Medical Professions  1. Male Nurse  2.Pharmacist Assistant  3. Medical Coordinator  Airport Professions  1. Aviation Guiding Officer  2. Ground Steward  3. Ticket controller  4. Airplane takeoff Supervisor  5. Air traffic controller  6. Aircraft Landing supervisor  7. Passenger Transport supervisor  8. Land Guide  Engineering Professions  1. Architect  2. General Survey Engineer  3. Civil Engineer  4. Electronic Engineer  5. Electronics Engineer  6. Mechanical Engineer  7. Projects Engineers  Technical Professions  1. Building Technician/Building Controller  2. Electronic Technician  3. Road Technician/Road Controller  4. Mechanical Technician  5. Soil Mechanics Laboratory Technician  6. Steam Turbine Technician  7. Construction materials lab technician  8. Gas Network Extension Technician  9. Construction Technician  10. Transformer Technician  11. Station Technician  12. Electrical Technician  13. Heat Operations Technician  14. Maintenance Technician  15. Chemical Technician The latest figures from the Ministry of Manpower in September last year put the number of Omanis working in the private sector at 237,900 and the foreigners at 1.87 million. Currently, there are more than two million foreigners working and residing in Oman - of which, about 1.8 million are workers. They outnumber the nationals especially in the private sector, where only less than 15% employed are nationals.

The Middle East labor market has taken another turn for the worse for prospective foregin applicants. Saudi Arabia and Oman has set new restrictions on foreign nationals looking for work in these oil rich region. In a bid to stem the growing number of unemployment among locals, countries in the region are tightening the rules and limiting the vacancies available for expats.    Minister of Labor and Social Development Ali Al-Ghafees has issued a decree to limit work in 12 new activities to Saudi men and women starting September 2018.    The 12 work areas banned for expats are: watch shops, optical stores, medical equipment stores, electrical and electronics shops, outlets selling car spare part, building material shops, outlets selling all types of carpets, automobile and mobike shops, shops selling home furniture and ready-made office material, sale outlets of ready-made garments, children clothes and men’s supplies, household utensils shops and pastry shops.  Oman's Minister of Manpower,  Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri has issued Ministerial Decree 2018/38 last Sunday, imposing a six-month ban on hiring foreigners seeking work in 10 different industries. The ban includes jobs in the following sector:  IT media air traffic management engineering accounting and finance technicians insurance marketing and sales administration and human resources According to minister Abdullah Al Bakri, the new ban, implemented immediately, aims to increase the employment rate among nationals. The hiring freeze “would help companies to create vacancies for Omanis who are looking for jobs,” he said. According to the Ministry of Manpower, there were nearly 60,000 unemployed university graduates in 2017 - the country's worst job crisis in 40 years. The ban affects 87 different job types across ten job sectors.  Here's the full list of professions that have been impacted by the decision:     Information and Technology  1.Information Security Specialist  2.Geographic Information System Specialist  3.Electronic Computer Networks  4.Programmed Machines Maintenance - Electronic  5.Electronic Calculator Maintenance  6.Graphic Designer  7.Electronic Surveillance - Equipment Assembly  8.Electronics Technician - Telecom  9.Electronics Technician - Control Instrument  10.Electronic Technician - Medical Equipment  11.Electronics Technician Broadcast  12.Electronic Technician - Programmed Machines  13.Electronic Technician - Computer Networks  14.Computer Programmer  15.Computer Engineer  16.Computer operator  Accounting and Finance  1.Bank Notes and Money changer  2.Bank notes technician  3.Account Auditing technician  4.General accounting technician  5.Cost account technician  6.Costs accountant  7.Insurance collector  Marketing and Sales  1.Sales specialist  2.Storekeeper  3.Commercial agent  4.Commercial manager  5.Procurement logistics specialist  Administration and Human Resources  1.Business Administration Specialist  2.Public Relation Specialist  3.Human Resources Specialist  4.Administrative Director  Insurance  1.Insurance Agent General  2.Real Estate Insurance Agent  3.Cargo Insurance Agent  4.Life Insurance Agent  5.Vehicle Insurance Agent  6.Factory Insurance Agent  Information/Media Professions  1. Media Specialist  2. Page Maker  3. Paper Pulp Machine Operator  4. Bookbinding Machine Operator  5. Decorative Books Operator of  6. Calendar Operator  7. Paper Dyeing Machine Operators  8. Bill Printing Machine Operator  9. Cylinder Press Operator  10. Rotating Press Operator  11. Offset Printing Machine Operator  12. Color Press Operator  13. Palnographic Press Operator  14. Paper Folder Machine Operator  15. Paper Coating Machine Operator  16. Advertising Agent  Medical Professions  1. Male Nurse  2.Pharmacist Assistant  3. Medical Coordinator  Airport Professions  1. Aviation Guiding Officer  2. Ground Steward  3. Ticket controller  4. Airplane takeoff Supervisor  5. Air traffic controller  6. Aircraft Landing supervisor  7. Passenger Transport supervisor  8. Land Guide  Engineering Professions  1. Architect  2. General Survey Engineer  3. Civil Engineer  4. Electronic Engineer  5. Electronics Engineer  6. Mechanical Engineer  7. Projects Engineers  Technical Professions  1. Building Technician/Building Controller  2. Electronic Technician  3. Road Technician/Road Controller  4. Mechanical Technician  5. Soil Mechanics Laboratory Technician  6. Steam Turbine Technician  7. Construction materials lab technician  8. Gas Network Extension Technician  9. Construction Technician  10. Transformer Technician  11. Station Technician  12. Electrical Technician  13. Heat Operations Technician  14. Maintenance Technician  15. Chemical Technician The latest figures from the Ministry of Manpower in September last year put the number of Omanis working in the private sector at 237,900 and the foreigners at 1.87 million. Currently, there are more than two million foreigners working and residing in Oman - of which, about 1.8 million are workers. They outnumber the nationals especially in the private sector, where only less than 15% employed are nationals.

The Middle East labor market has taken another turn for the worse for prospective foregin applicants. Saudi Arabia and Oman has set new restrictions on foreign nationals looking for work in these oil rich region. In a bid to stem the growing number of unemployment among locals, countries in the region are tightening the rules and limiting the vacancies available for expats.

Minister of Labor and Social Development Ali Al-Ghafees has issued a decree to limit work in 12 new activities to Saudi men and women starting September 2018.

The 12 work areas banned for expats are: watch shops, optical stores, medical equipment stores, electrical and electronics shops, outlets selling car spare part, building material shops, outlets selling all types of carpets, automobile and mobike shops, shops selling home furniture and ready-made office material, sale outlets of ready-made garments, children clothes and men’s supplies, household utensils shops and pastry shops.
The Middle East labor market has taken another turn for the worse for prospective foregin applicants. Saudi Arabia and Oman has set new restrictions on foreign nationals looking for work in these oil rich region. In a bid to stem the growing number of unemployment among locals, countries in the region are tightening the rules and limiting the vacancies available for expats.    Minister of Labor and Social Development Ali Al-Ghafees has issued a decree to limit work in 12 new activities to Saudi men and women starting September 2018.    The 12 work areas banned for expats are: watch shops, optical stores, medical equipment stores, electrical and electronics shops, outlets selling car spare part, building material shops, outlets selling all types of carpets, automobile and mobike shops, shops selling home furniture and ready-made office material, sale outlets of ready-made garments, children clothes and men’s supplies, household utensils shops and pastry shops.  Oman's Minister of Manpower,  Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri has issued Ministerial Decree 2018/38 last Sunday, imposing a six-month ban on hiring foreigners seeking work in 10 different industries. The ban includes jobs in the following sector:  IT media air traffic management engineering accounting and finance technicians insurance marketing and sales administration and human resources According to minister Abdullah Al Bakri, the new ban, implemented immediately, aims to increase the employment rate among nationals. The hiring freeze “would help companies to create vacancies for Omanis who are looking for jobs,” he said. According to the Ministry of Manpower, there were nearly 60,000 unemployed university graduates in 2017 - the country's worst job crisis in 40 years. The ban affects 87 different job types across ten job sectors.  Here's the full list of professions that have been impacted by the decision:     Information and Technology  1.Information Security Specialist  2.Geographic Information System Specialist  3.Electronic Computer Networks  4.Programmed Machines Maintenance - Electronic  5.Electronic Calculator Maintenance  6.Graphic Designer  7.Electronic Surveillance - Equipment Assembly  8.Electronics Technician - Telecom  9.Electronics Technician - Control Instrument  10.Electronic Technician - Medical Equipment  11.Electronics Technician Broadcast  12.Electronic Technician - Programmed Machines  13.Electronic Technician - Computer Networks  14.Computer Programmer  15.Computer Engineer  16.Computer operator  Accounting and Finance  1.Bank Notes and Money changer  2.Bank notes technician  3.Account Auditing technician  4.General accounting technician  5.Cost account technician  6.Costs accountant  7.Insurance collector  Marketing and Sales  1.Sales specialist  2.Storekeeper  3.Commercial agent  4.Commercial manager  5.Procurement logistics specialist  Administration and Human Resources  1.Business Administration Specialist  2.Public Relation Specialist  3.Human Resources Specialist  4.Administrative Director  Insurance  1.Insurance Agent General  2.Real Estate Insurance Agent  3.Cargo Insurance Agent  4.Life Insurance Agent  5.Vehicle Insurance Agent  6.Factory Insurance Agent  Information/Media Professions  1. Media Specialist  2. Page Maker  3. Paper Pulp Machine Operator  4. Bookbinding Machine Operator  5. Decorative Books Operator of  6. Calendar Operator  7. Paper Dyeing Machine Operators  8. Bill Printing Machine Operator  9. Cylinder Press Operator  10. Rotating Press Operator  11. Offset Printing Machine Operator  12. Color Press Operator  13. Palnographic Press Operator  14. Paper Folder Machine Operator  15. Paper Coating Machine Operator  16. Advertising Agent  Medical Professions  1. Male Nurse  2.Pharmacist Assistant  3. Medical Coordinator  Airport Professions  1. Aviation Guiding Officer  2. Ground Steward  3. Ticket controller  4. Airplane takeoff Supervisor  5. Air traffic controller  6. Aircraft Landing supervisor  7. Passenger Transport supervisor  8. Land Guide  Engineering Professions  1. Architect  2. General Survey Engineer  3. Civil Engineer  4. Electronic Engineer  5. Electronics Engineer  6. Mechanical Engineer  7. Projects Engineers  Technical Professions  1. Building Technician/Building Controller  2. Electronic Technician  3. Road Technician/Road Controller  4. Mechanical Technician  5. Soil Mechanics Laboratory Technician  6. Steam Turbine Technician  7. Construction materials lab technician  8. Gas Network Extension Technician  9. Construction Technician  10. Transformer Technician  11. Station Technician  12. Electrical Technician  13. Heat Operations Technician  14. Maintenance Technician  15. Chemical Technician The latest figures from the Ministry of Manpower in September last year put the number of Omanis working in the private sector at 237,900 and the foreigners at 1.87 million. Currently, there are more than two million foreigners working and residing in Oman - of which, about 1.8 million are workers. They outnumber the nationals especially in the private sector, where only less than 15% employed are nationals.
source of image: Saudi Gazette

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Oman's Minister of Manpower,  Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri has issued Ministerial Decree 2018/38 last Sunday, imposing a six-month ban on hiring foreigners seeking work in 10 different industries. The ban includes jobs in the following sector:

  • IT
  • media
  • air traffic management
  • engineering
  • accounting and finance
  • technicians
  • insurance
  • marketing and sales
  • administration and human resources

According to minister Abdullah Al Bakri, the new ban, implemented immediately, aims to increase the employment rate among nationals. The hiring freeze “would help companies to create vacancies for Omanis who are looking for jobs,” he said. According to the Ministry of Manpower, there were nearly 60,000 unemployed university graduates in 2017 - the country's worst job crisis in 40 years.

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The ban affects 87 different job types across ten job sectors. The latest figures from the Ministry of Manpower in September last year put the number of Omanis working in the private sector at 237,900 and the foreigners at 1.87 million.

The Middle East labor market has taken another turn for the worse for prospective foregin applicants. Saudi Arabia and Oman has set new restrictions on foreign nationals looking for work in these oil rich region. In a bid to stem the growing number of unemployment among locals, countries in the region are tightening the rules and limiting the vacancies available for expats.    Minister of Labor and Social Development Ali Al-Ghafees has issued a decree to limit work in 12 new activities to Saudi men and women starting September 2018.    The 12 work areas banned for expats are: watch shops, optical stores, medical equipment stores, electrical and electronics shops, outlets selling car spare part, building material shops, outlets selling all types of carpets, automobile and mobike shops, shops selling home furniture and ready-made office material, sale outlets of ready-made garments, children clothes and men’s supplies, household utensils shops and pastry shops.  Oman's Minister of Manpower,  Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri has issued Ministerial Decree 2018/38 last Sunday, imposing a six-month ban on hiring foreigners seeking work in 10 different industries. The ban includes jobs in the following sector:  IT media air traffic management engineering accounting and finance technicians insurance marketing and sales administration and human resources According to minister Abdullah Al Bakri, the new ban, implemented immediately, aims to increase the employment rate among nationals. The hiring freeze “would help companies to create vacancies for Omanis who are looking for jobs,” he said. According to the Ministry of Manpower, there were nearly 60,000 unemployed university graduates in 2017 - the country's worst job crisis in 40 years. The ban affects 87 different job types across ten job sectors.  Here's the full list of professions that have been impacted by the decision:     Information and Technology  1.Information Security Specialist  2.Geographic Information System Specialist  3.Electronic Computer Networks  4.Programmed Machines Maintenance - Electronic  5.Electronic Calculator Maintenance  6.Graphic Designer  7.Electronic Surveillance - Equipment Assembly  8.Electronics Technician - Telecom  9.Electronics Technician - Control Instrument  10.Electronic Technician - Medical Equipment  11.Electronics Technician Broadcast  12.Electronic Technician - Programmed Machines  13.Electronic Technician - Computer Networks  14.Computer Programmer  15.Computer Engineer  16.Computer operator  Accounting and Finance  1.Bank Notes and Money changer  2.Bank notes technician  3.Account Auditing technician  4.General accounting technician  5.Cost account technician  6.Costs accountant  7.Insurance collector  Marketing and Sales  1.Sales specialist  2.Storekeeper  3.Commercial agent  4.Commercial manager  5.Procurement logistics specialist  Administration and Human Resources  1.Business Administration Specialist  2.Public Relation Specialist  3.Human Resources Specialist  4.Administrative Director  Insurance  1.Insurance Agent General  2.Real Estate Insurance Agent  3.Cargo Insurance Agent  4.Life Insurance Agent  5.Vehicle Insurance Agent  6.Factory Insurance Agent  Information/Media Professions  1. Media Specialist  2. Page Maker  3. Paper Pulp Machine Operator  4. Bookbinding Machine Operator  5. Decorative Books Operator of  6. Calendar Operator  7. Paper Dyeing Machine Operators  8. Bill Printing Machine Operator  9. Cylinder Press Operator  10. Rotating Press Operator  11. Offset Printing Machine Operator  12. Color Press Operator  13. Palnographic Press Operator  14. Paper Folder Machine Operator  15. Paper Coating Machine Operator  16. Advertising Agent  Medical Professions  1. Male Nurse  2.Pharmacist Assistant  3. Medical Coordinator  Airport Professions  1. Aviation Guiding Officer  2. Ground Steward  3. Ticket controller  4. Airplane takeoff Supervisor  5. Air traffic controller  6. Aircraft Landing supervisor  7. Passenger Transport supervisor  8. Land Guide  Engineering Professions  1. Architect  2. General Survey Engineer  3. Civil Engineer  4. Electronic Engineer  5. Electronics Engineer  6. Mechanical Engineer  7. Projects Engineers  Technical Professions  1. Building Technician/Building Controller  2. Electronic Technician  3. Road Technician/Road Controller  4. Mechanical Technician  5. Soil Mechanics Laboratory Technician  6. Steam Turbine Technician  7. Construction materials lab technician  8. Gas Network Extension Technician  9. Construction Technician  10. Transformer Technician  11. Station Technician  12. Electrical Technician  13. Heat Operations Technician  14. Maintenance Technician  15. Chemical Technician The latest figures from the Ministry of Manpower in September last year put the number of Omanis working in the private sector at 237,900 and the foreigners at 1.87 million. Currently, there are more than two million foreigners working and residing in Oman - of which, about 1.8 million are workers. They outnumber the nationals especially in the private sector, where only less than 15% employed are nationals.

The Middle East labor market has taken another turn for the worse for prospective foregin applicants. Saudi Arabia and Oman has set new restrictions on foreign nationals looking for work in these oil rich region. In a bid to stem the growing number of unemployment among locals, countries in the region are tightening the rules and limiting the vacancies available for expats.    Minister of Labor and Social Development Ali Al-Ghafees has issued a decree to limit work in 12 new activities to Saudi men and women starting September 2018.    The 12 work areas banned for expats are: watch shops, optical stores, medical equipment stores, electrical and electronics shops, outlets selling car spare part, building material shops, outlets selling all types of carpets, automobile and mobike shops, shops selling home furniture and ready-made office material, sale outlets of ready-made garments, children clothes and men’s supplies, household utensils shops and pastry shops.  Oman's Minister of Manpower,  Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri has issued Ministerial Decree 2018/38 last Sunday, imposing a six-month ban on hiring foreigners seeking work in 10 different industries. The ban includes jobs in the following sector:  IT media air traffic management engineering accounting and finance technicians insurance marketing and sales administration and human resources According to minister Abdullah Al Bakri, the new ban, implemented immediately, aims to increase the employment rate among nationals. The hiring freeze “would help companies to create vacancies for Omanis who are looking for jobs,” he said. According to the Ministry of Manpower, there were nearly 60,000 unemployed university graduates in 2017 - the country's worst job crisis in 40 years. The ban affects 87 different job types across ten job sectors.  Here's the full list of professions that have been impacted by the decision:     Information and Technology  1.Information Security Specialist  2.Geographic Information System Specialist  3.Electronic Computer Networks  4.Programmed Machines Maintenance - Electronic  5.Electronic Calculator Maintenance  6.Graphic Designer  7.Electronic Surveillance - Equipment Assembly  8.Electronics Technician - Telecom  9.Electronics Technician - Control Instrument  10.Electronic Technician - Medical Equipment  11.Electronics Technician Broadcast  12.Electronic Technician - Programmed Machines  13.Electronic Technician - Computer Networks  14.Computer Programmer  15.Computer Engineer  16.Computer operator  Accounting and Finance  1.Bank Notes and Money changer  2.Bank notes technician  3.Account Auditing technician  4.General accounting technician  5.Cost account technician  6.Costs accountant  7.Insurance collector  Marketing and Sales  1.Sales specialist  2.Storekeeper  3.Commercial agent  4.Commercial manager  5.Procurement logistics specialist  Administration and Human Resources  1.Business Administration Specialist  2.Public Relation Specialist  3.Human Resources Specialist  4.Administrative Director  Insurance  1.Insurance Agent General  2.Real Estate Insurance Agent  3.Cargo Insurance Agent  4.Life Insurance Agent  5.Vehicle Insurance Agent  6.Factory Insurance Agent  Information/Media Professions  1. Media Specialist  2. Page Maker  3. Paper Pulp Machine Operator  4. Bookbinding Machine Operator  5. Decorative Books Operator of  6. Calendar Operator  7. Paper Dyeing Machine Operators  8. Bill Printing Machine Operator  9. Cylinder Press Operator  10. Rotating Press Operator  11. Offset Printing Machine Operator  12. Color Press Operator  13. Palnographic Press Operator  14. Paper Folder Machine Operator  15. Paper Coating Machine Operator  16. Advertising Agent  Medical Professions  1. Male Nurse  2.Pharmacist Assistant  3. Medical Coordinator  Airport Professions  1. Aviation Guiding Officer  2. Ground Steward  3. Ticket controller  4. Airplane takeoff Supervisor  5. Air traffic controller  6. Aircraft Landing supervisor  7. Passenger Transport supervisor  8. Land Guide  Engineering Professions  1. Architect  2. General Survey Engineer  3. Civil Engineer  4. Electronic Engineer  5. Electronics Engineer  6. Mechanical Engineer  7. Projects Engineers  Technical Professions  1. Building Technician/Building Controller  2. Electronic Technician  3. Road Technician/Road Controller  4. Mechanical Technician  5. Soil Mechanics Laboratory Technician  6. Steam Turbine Technician  7. Construction materials lab technician  8. Gas Network Extension Technician  9. Construction Technician  10. Transformer Technician  11. Station Technician  12. Electrical Technician  13. Heat Operations Technician  14. Maintenance Technician  15. Chemical Technician The latest figures from the Ministry of Manpower in September last year put the number of Omanis working in the private sector at 237,900 and the foreigners at 1.87 million. Currently, there are more than two million foreigners working and residing in Oman - of which, about 1.8 million are workers. They outnumber the nationals especially in the private sector, where only less than 15% employed are nationals.

The Middle East labor market has taken another turn for the worse for prospective foregin applicants. Saudi Arabia and Oman has set new restrictions on foreign nationals looking for work in these oil rich region. In a bid to stem the growing number of unemployment among locals, countries in the region are tightening the rules and limiting the vacancies available for expats.    Minister of Labor and Social Development Ali Al-Ghafees has issued a decree to limit work in 12 new activities to Saudi men and women starting September 2018.    The 12 work areas banned for expats are: watch shops, optical stores, medical equipment stores, electrical and electronics shops, outlets selling car spare part, building material shops, outlets selling all types of carpets, automobile and mobike shops, shops selling home furniture and ready-made office material, sale outlets of ready-made garments, children clothes and men’s supplies, household utensils shops and pastry shops.  Oman's Minister of Manpower,  Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri has issued Ministerial Decree 2018/38 last Sunday, imposing a six-month ban on hiring foreigners seeking work in 10 different industries. The ban includes jobs in the following sector:  IT media air traffic management engineering accounting and finance technicians insurance marketing and sales administration and human resources According to minister Abdullah Al Bakri, the new ban, implemented immediately, aims to increase the employment rate among nationals. The hiring freeze “would help companies to create vacancies for Omanis who are looking for jobs,” he said. According to the Ministry of Manpower, there were nearly 60,000 unemployed university graduates in 2017 - the country's worst job crisis in 40 years. The ban affects 87 different job types across ten job sectors.  Here's the full list of professions that have been impacted by the decision:     Information and Technology  1.Information Security Specialist  2.Geographic Information System Specialist  3.Electronic Computer Networks  4.Programmed Machines Maintenance - Electronic  5.Electronic Calculator Maintenance  6.Graphic Designer  7.Electronic Surveillance - Equipment Assembly  8.Electronics Technician - Telecom  9.Electronics Technician - Control Instrument  10.Electronic Technician - Medical Equipment  11.Electronics Technician Broadcast  12.Electronic Technician - Programmed Machines  13.Electronic Technician - Computer Networks  14.Computer Programmer  15.Computer Engineer  16.Computer operator  Accounting and Finance  1.Bank Notes and Money changer  2.Bank notes technician  3.Account Auditing technician  4.General accounting technician  5.Cost account technician  6.Costs accountant  7.Insurance collector  Marketing and Sales  1.Sales specialist  2.Storekeeper  3.Commercial agent  4.Commercial manager  5.Procurement logistics specialist  Administration and Human Resources  1.Business Administration Specialist  2.Public Relation Specialist  3.Human Resources Specialist  4.Administrative Director  Insurance  1.Insurance Agent General  2.Real Estate Insurance Agent  3.Cargo Insurance Agent  4.Life Insurance Agent  5.Vehicle Insurance Agent  6.Factory Insurance Agent  Information/Media Professions  1. Media Specialist  2. Page Maker  3. Paper Pulp Machine Operator  4. Bookbinding Machine Operator  5. Decorative Books Operator of  6. Calendar Operator  7. Paper Dyeing Machine Operators  8. Bill Printing Machine Operator  9. Cylinder Press Operator  10. Rotating Press Operator  11. Offset Printing Machine Operator  12. Color Press Operator  13. Palnographic Press Operator  14. Paper Folder Machine Operator  15. Paper Coating Machine Operator  16. Advertising Agent  Medical Professions  1. Male Nurse  2.Pharmacist Assistant  3. Medical Coordinator  Airport Professions  1. Aviation Guiding Officer  2. Ground Steward  3. Ticket controller  4. Airplane takeoff Supervisor  5. Air traffic controller  6. Aircraft Landing supervisor  7. Passenger Transport supervisor  8. Land Guide  Engineering Professions  1. Architect  2. General Survey Engineer  3. Civil Engineer  4. Electronic Engineer  5. Electronics Engineer  6. Mechanical Engineer  7. Projects Engineers  Technical Professions  1. Building Technician/Building Controller  2. Electronic Technician  3. Road Technician/Road Controller  4. Mechanical Technician  5. Soil Mechanics Laboratory Technician  6. Steam Turbine Technician  7. Construction materials lab technician  8. Gas Network Extension Technician  9. Construction Technician  10. Transformer Technician  11. Station Technician  12. Electrical Technician  13. Heat Operations Technician  14. Maintenance Technician  15. Chemical Technician The latest figures from the Ministry of Manpower in September last year put the number of Omanis working in the private sector at 237,900 and the foreigners at 1.87 million. Currently, there are more than two million foreigners working and residing in Oman - of which, about 1.8 million are workers. They outnumber the nationals especially in the private sector, where only less than 15% employed are nationals.

The Middle East labor market has taken another turn for the worse for prospective foregin applicants. Saudi Arabia and Oman has set new restrictions on foreign nationals looking for work in these oil rich region. In a bid to stem the growing number of unemployment among locals, countries in the region are tightening the rules and limiting the vacancies available for expats.    Minister of Labor and Social Development Ali Al-Ghafees has issued a decree to limit work in 12 new activities to Saudi men and women starting September 2018.    The 12 work areas banned for expats are: watch shops, optical stores, medical equipment stores, electrical and electronics shops, outlets selling car spare part, building material shops, outlets selling all types of carpets, automobile and mobike shops, shops selling home furniture and ready-made office material, sale outlets of ready-made garments, children clothes and men’s supplies, household utensils shops and pastry shops.  Oman's Minister of Manpower,  Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri has issued Ministerial Decree 2018/38 last Sunday, imposing a six-month ban on hiring foreigners seeking work in 10 different industries. The ban includes jobs in the following sector:  IT media air traffic management engineering accounting and finance technicians insurance marketing and sales administration and human resources According to minister Abdullah Al Bakri, the new ban, implemented immediately, aims to increase the employment rate among nationals. The hiring freeze “would help companies to create vacancies for Omanis who are looking for jobs,” he said. According to the Ministry of Manpower, there were nearly 60,000 unemployed university graduates in 2017 - the country's worst job crisis in 40 years. The ban affects 87 different job types across ten job sectors.  Here's the full list of professions that have been impacted by the decision:     Information and Technology  1.Information Security Specialist  2.Geographic Information System Specialist  3.Electronic Computer Networks  4.Programmed Machines Maintenance - Electronic  5.Electronic Calculator Maintenance  6.Graphic Designer  7.Electronic Surveillance - Equipment Assembly  8.Electronics Technician - Telecom  9.Electronics Technician - Control Instrument  10.Electronic Technician - Medical Equipment  11.Electronics Technician Broadcast  12.Electronic Technician - Programmed Machines  13.Electronic Technician - Computer Networks  14.Computer Programmer  15.Computer Engineer  16.Computer operator  Accounting and Finance  1.Bank Notes and Money changer  2.Bank notes technician  3.Account Auditing technician  4.General accounting technician  5.Cost account technician  6.Costs accountant  7.Insurance collector  Marketing and Sales  1.Sales specialist  2.Storekeeper  3.Commercial agent  4.Commercial manager  5.Procurement logistics specialist  Administration and Human Resources  1.Business Administration Specialist  2.Public Relation Specialist  3.Human Resources Specialist  4.Administrative Director  Insurance  1.Insurance Agent General  2.Real Estate Insurance Agent  3.Cargo Insurance Agent  4.Life Insurance Agent  5.Vehicle Insurance Agent  6.Factory Insurance Agent  Information/Media Professions  1. Media Specialist  2. Page Maker  3. Paper Pulp Machine Operator  4. Bookbinding Machine Operator  5. Decorative Books Operator of  6. Calendar Operator  7. Paper Dyeing Machine Operators  8. Bill Printing Machine Operator  9. Cylinder Press Operator  10. Rotating Press Operator  11. Offset Printing Machine Operator  12. Color Press Operator  13. Palnographic Press Operator  14. Paper Folder Machine Operator  15. Paper Coating Machine Operator  16. Advertising Agent  Medical Professions  1. Male Nurse  2.Pharmacist Assistant  3. Medical Coordinator  Airport Professions  1. Aviation Guiding Officer  2. Ground Steward  3. Ticket controller  4. Airplane takeoff Supervisor  5. Air traffic controller  6. Aircraft Landing supervisor  7. Passenger Transport supervisor  8. Land Guide  Engineering Professions  1. Architect  2. General Survey Engineer  3. Civil Engineer  4. Electronic Engineer  5. Electronics Engineer  6. Mechanical Engineer  7. Projects Engineers  Technical Professions  1. Building Technician/Building Controller  2. Electronic Technician  3. Road Technician/Road Controller  4. Mechanical Technician  5. Soil Mechanics Laboratory Technician  6. Steam Turbine Technician  7. Construction materials lab technician  8. Gas Network Extension Technician  9. Construction Technician  10. Transformer Technician  11. Station Technician  12. Electrical Technician  13. Heat Operations Technician  14. Maintenance Technician  15. Chemical Technician The latest figures from the Ministry of Manpower in September last year put the number of Omanis working in the private sector at 237,900 and the foreigners at 1.87 million. Currently, there are more than two million foreigners working and residing in Oman - of which, about 1.8 million are workers. They outnumber the nationals especially in the private sector, where only less than 15% employed are nationals.

The Middle East labor market has taken another turn for the worse for prospective foregin applicants. Saudi Arabia and Oman has set new restrictions on foreign nationals looking for work in these oil rich region. In a bid to stem the growing number of unemployment among locals, countries in the region are tightening the rules and limiting the vacancies available for expats.    Minister of Labor and Social Development Ali Al-Ghafees has issued a decree to limit work in 12 new activities to Saudi men and women starting September 2018.    The 12 work areas banned for expats are: watch shops, optical stores, medical equipment stores, electrical and electronics shops, outlets selling car spare part, building material shops, outlets selling all types of carpets, automobile and mobike shops, shops selling home furniture and ready-made office material, sale outlets of ready-made garments, children clothes and men’s supplies, household utensils shops and pastry shops.  Oman's Minister of Manpower,  Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri has issued Ministerial Decree 2018/38 last Sunday, imposing a six-month ban on hiring foreigners seeking work in 10 different industries. The ban includes jobs in the following sector:  IT media air traffic management engineering accounting and finance technicians insurance marketing and sales administration and human resources According to minister Abdullah Al Bakri, the new ban, implemented immediately, aims to increase the employment rate among nationals. The hiring freeze “would help companies to create vacancies for Omanis who are looking for jobs,” he said. According to the Ministry of Manpower, there were nearly 60,000 unemployed university graduates in 2017 - the country's worst job crisis in 40 years. The ban affects 87 different job types across ten job sectors.  Here's the full list of professions that have been impacted by the decision:     Information and Technology  1.Information Security Specialist  2.Geographic Information System Specialist  3.Electronic Computer Networks  4.Programmed Machines Maintenance - Electronic  5.Electronic Calculator Maintenance  6.Graphic Designer  7.Electronic Surveillance - Equipment Assembly  8.Electronics Technician - Telecom  9.Electronics Technician - Control Instrument  10.Electronic Technician - Medical Equipment  11.Electronics Technician Broadcast  12.Electronic Technician - Programmed Machines  13.Electronic Technician - Computer Networks  14.Computer Programmer  15.Computer Engineer  16.Computer operator  Accounting and Finance  1.Bank Notes and Money changer  2.Bank notes technician  3.Account Auditing technician  4.General accounting technician  5.Cost account technician  6.Costs accountant  7.Insurance collector  Marketing and Sales  1.Sales specialist  2.Storekeeper  3.Commercial agent  4.Commercial manager  5.Procurement logistics specialist  Administration and Human Resources  1.Business Administration Specialist  2.Public Relation Specialist  3.Human Resources Specialist  4.Administrative Director  Insurance  1.Insurance Agent General  2.Real Estate Insurance Agent  3.Cargo Insurance Agent  4.Life Insurance Agent  5.Vehicle Insurance Agent  6.Factory Insurance Agent  Information/Media Professions  1. Media Specialist  2. Page Maker  3. Paper Pulp Machine Operator  4. Bookbinding Machine Operator  5. Decorative Books Operator of  6. Calendar Operator  7. Paper Dyeing Machine Operators  8. Bill Printing Machine Operator  9. Cylinder Press Operator  10. Rotating Press Operator  11. Offset Printing Machine Operator  12. Color Press Operator  13. Palnographic Press Operator  14. Paper Folder Machine Operator  15. Paper Coating Machine Operator  16. Advertising Agent  Medical Professions  1. Male Nurse  2.Pharmacist Assistant  3. Medical Coordinator  Airport Professions  1. Aviation Guiding Officer  2. Ground Steward  3. Ticket controller  4. Airplane takeoff Supervisor  5. Air traffic controller  6. Aircraft Landing supervisor  7. Passenger Transport supervisor  8. Land Guide  Engineering Professions  1. Architect  2. General Survey Engineer  3. Civil Engineer  4. Electronic Engineer  5. Electronics Engineer  6. Mechanical Engineer  7. Projects Engineers  Technical Professions  1. Building Technician/Building Controller  2. Electronic Technician  3. Road Technician/Road Controller  4. Mechanical Technician  5. Soil Mechanics Laboratory Technician  6. Steam Turbine Technician  7. Construction materials lab technician  8. Gas Network Extension Technician  9. Construction Technician  10. Transformer Technician  11. Station Technician  12. Electrical Technician  13. Heat Operations Technician  14. Maintenance Technician  15. Chemical Technician The latest figures from the Ministry of Manpower in September last year put the number of Omanis working in the private sector at 237,900 and the foreigners at 1.87 million. Currently, there are more than two million foreigners working and residing in Oman - of which, about 1.8 million are workers. They outnumber the nationals especially in the private sector, where only less than 15% employed are nationals.

The Middle East labor market has taken another turn for the worse for prospective foregin applicants. Saudi Arabia and Oman has set new restrictions on foreign nationals looking for work in these oil rich region. In a bid to stem the growing number of unemployment among locals, countries in the region are tightening the rules and limiting the vacancies available for expats.    Minister of Labor and Social Development Ali Al-Ghafees has issued a decree to limit work in 12 new activities to Saudi men and women starting September 2018.    The 12 work areas banned for expats are: watch shops, optical stores, medical equipment stores, electrical and electronics shops, outlets selling car spare part, building material shops, outlets selling all types of carpets, automobile and mobike shops, shops selling home furniture and ready-made office material, sale outlets of ready-made garments, children clothes and men’s supplies, household utensils shops and pastry shops.  Oman's Minister of Manpower,  Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri has issued Ministerial Decree 2018/38 last Sunday, imposing a six-month ban on hiring foreigners seeking work in 10 different industries. The ban includes jobs in the following sector:  IT media air traffic management engineering accounting and finance technicians insurance marketing and sales administration and human resources According to minister Abdullah Al Bakri, the new ban, implemented immediately, aims to increase the employment rate among nationals. The hiring freeze “would help companies to create vacancies for Omanis who are looking for jobs,” he said. According to the Ministry of Manpower, there were nearly 60,000 unemployed university graduates in 2017 - the country's worst job crisis in 40 years. The ban affects 87 different job types across ten job sectors.  Here's the full list of professions that have been impacted by the decision:     Information and Technology  1.Information Security Specialist  2.Geographic Information System Specialist  3.Electronic Computer Networks  4.Programmed Machines Maintenance - Electronic  5.Electronic Calculator Maintenance  6.Graphic Designer  7.Electronic Surveillance - Equipment Assembly  8.Electronics Technician - Telecom  9.Electronics Technician - Control Instrument  10.Electronic Technician - Medical Equipment  11.Electronics Technician Broadcast  12.Electronic Technician - Programmed Machines  13.Electronic Technician - Computer Networks  14.Computer Programmer  15.Computer Engineer  16.Computer operator  Accounting and Finance  1.Bank Notes and Money changer  2.Bank notes technician  3.Account Auditing technician  4.General accounting technician  5.Cost account technician  6.Costs accountant  7.Insurance collector  Marketing and Sales  1.Sales specialist  2.Storekeeper  3.Commercial agent  4.Commercial manager  5.Procurement logistics specialist  Administration and Human Resources  1.Business Administration Specialist  2.Public Relation Specialist  3.Human Resources Specialist  4.Administrative Director  Insurance  1.Insurance Agent General  2.Real Estate Insurance Agent  3.Cargo Insurance Agent  4.Life Insurance Agent  5.Vehicle Insurance Agent  6.Factory Insurance Agent  Information/Media Professions  1. Media Specialist  2. Page Maker  3. Paper Pulp Machine Operator  4. Bookbinding Machine Operator  5. Decorative Books Operator of  6. Calendar Operator  7. Paper Dyeing Machine Operators  8. Bill Printing Machine Operator  9. Cylinder Press Operator  10. Rotating Press Operator  11. Offset Printing Machine Operator  12. Color Press Operator  13. Palnographic Press Operator  14. Paper Folder Machine Operator  15. Paper Coating Machine Operator  16. Advertising Agent  Medical Professions  1. Male Nurse  2.Pharmacist Assistant  3. Medical Coordinator  Airport Professions  1. Aviation Guiding Officer  2. Ground Steward  3. Ticket controller  4. Airplane takeoff Supervisor  5. Air traffic controller  6. Aircraft Landing supervisor  7. Passenger Transport supervisor  8. Land Guide  Engineering Professions  1. Architect  2. General Survey Engineer  3. Civil Engineer  4. Electronic Engineer  5. Electronics Engineer  6. Mechanical Engineer  7. Projects Engineers  Technical Professions  1. Building Technician/Building Controller  2. Electronic Technician  3. Road Technician/Road Controller  4. Mechanical Technician  5. Soil Mechanics Laboratory Technician  6. Steam Turbine Technician  7. Construction materials lab technician  8. Gas Network Extension Technician  9. Construction Technician  10. Transformer Technician  11. Station Technician  12. Electrical Technician  13. Heat Operations Technician  14. Maintenance Technician  15. Chemical Technician The latest figures from the Ministry of Manpower in September last year put the number of Omanis working in the private sector at 237,900 and the foreigners at 1.87 million. Currently, there are more than two million foreigners working and residing in Oman - of which, about 1.8 million are workers. They outnumber the nationals especially in the private sector, where only less than 15% employed are nationals.

The Middle East labor market has taken another turn for the worse for prospective foregin applicants. Saudi Arabia and Oman has set new restrictions on foreign nationals looking for work in these oil rich region. In a bid to stem the growing number of unemployment among locals, countries in the region are tightening the rules and limiting the vacancies available for expats.    Minister of Labor and Social Development Ali Al-Ghafees has issued a decree to limit work in 12 new activities to Saudi men and women starting September 2018.    The 12 work areas banned for expats are: watch shops, optical stores, medical equipment stores, electrical and electronics shops, outlets selling car spare part, building material shops, outlets selling all types of carpets, automobile and mobike shops, shops selling home furniture and ready-made office material, sale outlets of ready-made garments, children clothes and men’s supplies, household utensils shops and pastry shops.  Oman's Minister of Manpower,  Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri has issued Ministerial Decree 2018/38 last Sunday, imposing a six-month ban on hiring foreigners seeking work in 10 different industries. The ban includes jobs in the following sector:  IT media air traffic management engineering accounting and finance technicians insurance marketing and sales administration and human resources According to minister Abdullah Al Bakri, the new ban, implemented immediately, aims to increase the employment rate among nationals. The hiring freeze “would help companies to create vacancies for Omanis who are looking for jobs,” he said. According to the Ministry of Manpower, there were nearly 60,000 unemployed university graduates in 2017 - the country's worst job crisis in 40 years. The ban affects 87 different job types across ten job sectors.  Here's the full list of professions that have been impacted by the decision:     Information and Technology  1.Information Security Specialist  2.Geographic Information System Specialist  3.Electronic Computer Networks  4.Programmed Machines Maintenance - Electronic  5.Electronic Calculator Maintenance  6.Graphic Designer  7.Electronic Surveillance - Equipment Assembly  8.Electronics Technician - Telecom  9.Electronics Technician - Control Instrument  10.Electronic Technician - Medical Equipment  11.Electronics Technician Broadcast  12.Electronic Technician - Programmed Machines  13.Electronic Technician - Computer Networks  14.Computer Programmer  15.Computer Engineer  16.Computer operator  Accounting and Finance  1.Bank Notes and Money changer  2.Bank notes technician  3.Account Auditing technician  4.General accounting technician  5.Cost account technician  6.Costs accountant  7.Insurance collector  Marketing and Sales  1.Sales specialist  2.Storekeeper  3.Commercial agent  4.Commercial manager  5.Procurement logistics specialist  Administration and Human Resources  1.Business Administration Specialist  2.Public Relation Specialist  3.Human Resources Specialist  4.Administrative Director  Insurance  1.Insurance Agent General  2.Real Estate Insurance Agent  3.Cargo Insurance Agent  4.Life Insurance Agent  5.Vehicle Insurance Agent  6.Factory Insurance Agent  Information/Media Professions  1. Media Specialist  2. Page Maker  3. Paper Pulp Machine Operator  4. Bookbinding Machine Operator  5. Decorative Books Operator of  6. Calendar Operator  7. Paper Dyeing Machine Operators  8. Bill Printing Machine Operator  9. Cylinder Press Operator  10. Rotating Press Operator  11. Offset Printing Machine Operator  12. Color Press Operator  13. Palnographic Press Operator  14. Paper Folder Machine Operator  15. Paper Coating Machine Operator  16. Advertising Agent  Medical Professions  1. Male Nurse  2.Pharmacist Assistant  3. Medical Coordinator  Airport Professions  1. Aviation Guiding Officer  2. Ground Steward  3. Ticket controller  4. Airplane takeoff Supervisor  5. Air traffic controller  6. Aircraft Landing supervisor  7. Passenger Transport supervisor  8. Land Guide  Engineering Professions  1. Architect  2. General Survey Engineer  3. Civil Engineer  4. Electronic Engineer  5. Electronics Engineer  6. Mechanical Engineer  7. Projects Engineers  Technical Professions  1. Building Technician/Building Controller  2. Electronic Technician  3. Road Technician/Road Controller  4. Mechanical Technician  5. Soil Mechanics Laboratory Technician  6. Steam Turbine Technician  7. Construction materials lab technician  8. Gas Network Extension Technician  9. Construction Technician  10. Transformer Technician  11. Station Technician  12. Electrical Technician  13. Heat Operations Technician  14. Maintenance Technician  15. Chemical Technician The latest figures from the Ministry of Manpower in September last year put the number of Omanis working in the private sector at 237,900 and the foreigners at 1.87 million. Currently, there are more than two million foreigners working and residing in Oman - of which, about 1.8 million are workers. They outnumber the nationals especially in the private sector, where only less than 15% employed are nationals.

The Middle East labor market has taken another turn for the worse for prospective foregin applicants. Saudi Arabia and Oman has set new restrictions on foreign nationals looking for work in these oil rich region. In a bid to stem the growing number of unemployment among locals, countries in the region are tightening the rules and limiting the vacancies available for expats.    Minister of Labor and Social Development Ali Al-Ghafees has issued a decree to limit work in 12 new activities to Saudi men and women starting September 2018.    The 12 work areas banned for expats are: watch shops, optical stores, medical equipment stores, electrical and electronics shops, outlets selling car spare part, building material shops, outlets selling all types of carpets, automobile and mobike shops, shops selling home furniture and ready-made office material, sale outlets of ready-made garments, children clothes and men’s supplies, household utensils shops and pastry shops.  Oman's Minister of Manpower,  Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri has issued Ministerial Decree 2018/38 last Sunday, imposing a six-month ban on hiring foreigners seeking work in 10 different industries. The ban includes jobs in the following sector:  IT media air traffic management engineering accounting and finance technicians insurance marketing and sales administration and human resources According to minister Abdullah Al Bakri, the new ban, implemented immediately, aims to increase the employment rate among nationals. The hiring freeze “would help companies to create vacancies for Omanis who are looking for jobs,” he said. According to the Ministry of Manpower, there were nearly 60,000 unemployed university graduates in 2017 - the country's worst job crisis in 40 years. The ban affects 87 different job types across ten job sectors.  Here's the full list of professions that have been impacted by the decision:     Information and Technology  1.Information Security Specialist  2.Geographic Information System Specialist  3.Electronic Computer Networks  4.Programmed Machines Maintenance - Electronic  5.Electronic Calculator Maintenance  6.Graphic Designer  7.Electronic Surveillance - Equipment Assembly  8.Electronics Technician - Telecom  9.Electronics Technician - Control Instrument  10.Electronic Technician - Medical Equipment  11.Electronics Technician Broadcast  12.Electronic Technician - Programmed Machines  13.Electronic Technician - Computer Networks  14.Computer Programmer  15.Computer Engineer  16.Computer operator  Accounting and Finance  1.Bank Notes and Money changer  2.Bank notes technician  3.Account Auditing technician  4.General accounting technician  5.Cost account technician  6.Costs accountant  7.Insurance collector  Marketing and Sales  1.Sales specialist  2.Storekeeper  3.Commercial agent  4.Commercial manager  5.Procurement logistics specialist  Administration and Human Resources  1.Business Administration Specialist  2.Public Relation Specialist  3.Human Resources Specialist  4.Administrative Director  Insurance  1.Insurance Agent General  2.Real Estate Insurance Agent  3.Cargo Insurance Agent  4.Life Insurance Agent  5.Vehicle Insurance Agent  6.Factory Insurance Agent  Information/Media Professions  1. Media Specialist  2. Page Maker  3. Paper Pulp Machine Operator  4. Bookbinding Machine Operator  5. Decorative Books Operator of  6. Calendar Operator  7. Paper Dyeing Machine Operators  8. Bill Printing Machine Operator  9. Cylinder Press Operator  10. Rotating Press Operator  11. Offset Printing Machine Operator  12. Color Press Operator  13. Palnographic Press Operator  14. Paper Folder Machine Operator  15. Paper Coating Machine Operator  16. Advertising Agent  Medical Professions  1. Male Nurse  2.Pharmacist Assistant  3. Medical Coordinator  Airport Professions  1. Aviation Guiding Officer  2. Ground Steward  3. Ticket controller  4. Airplane takeoff Supervisor  5. Air traffic controller  6. Aircraft Landing supervisor  7. Passenger Transport supervisor  8. Land Guide  Engineering Professions  1. Architect  2. General Survey Engineer  3. Civil Engineer  4. Electronic Engineer  5. Electronics Engineer  6. Mechanical Engineer  7. Projects Engineers  Technical Professions  1. Building Technician/Building Controller  2. Electronic Technician  3. Road Technician/Road Controller  4. Mechanical Technician  5. Soil Mechanics Laboratory Technician  6. Steam Turbine Technician  7. Construction materials lab technician  8. Gas Network Extension Technician  9. Construction Technician  10. Transformer Technician  11. Station Technician  12. Electrical Technician  13. Heat Operations Technician  14. Maintenance Technician  15. Chemical Technician The latest figures from the Ministry of Manpower in September last year put the number of Omanis working in the private sector at 237,900 and the foreigners at 1.87 million. Currently, there are more than two million foreigners working and residing in Oman - of which, about 1.8 million are workers. They outnumber the nationals especially in the private sector, where only less than 15% employed are nationals.

The Middle East labor market has taken another turn for the worse for prospective foregin applicants. Saudi Arabia and Oman has set new restrictions on foreign nationals looking for work in these oil rich region. In a bid to stem the growing number of unemployment among locals, countries in the region are tightening the rules and limiting the vacancies available for expats.    Minister of Labor and Social Development Ali Al-Ghafees has issued a decree to limit work in 12 new activities to Saudi men and women starting September 2018.    The 12 work areas banned for expats are: watch shops, optical stores, medical equipment stores, electrical and electronics shops, outlets selling car spare part, building material shops, outlets selling all types of carpets, automobile and mobike shops, shops selling home furniture and ready-made office material, sale outlets of ready-made garments, children clothes and men’s supplies, household utensils shops and pastry shops.  Oman's Minister of Manpower,  Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri has issued Ministerial Decree 2018/38 last Sunday, imposing a six-month ban on hiring foreigners seeking work in 10 different industries. The ban includes jobs in the following sector:  IT media air traffic management engineering accounting and finance technicians insurance marketing and sales administration and human resources According to minister Abdullah Al Bakri, the new ban, implemented immediately, aims to increase the employment rate among nationals. The hiring freeze “would help companies to create vacancies for Omanis who are looking for jobs,” he said. According to the Ministry of Manpower, there were nearly 60,000 unemployed university graduates in 2017 - the country's worst job crisis in 40 years. The ban affects 87 different job types across ten job sectors.  Here's the full list of professions that have been impacted by the decision:     Information and Technology  1.Information Security Specialist  2.Geographic Information System Specialist  3.Electronic Computer Networks  4.Programmed Machines Maintenance - Electronic  5.Electronic Calculator Maintenance  6.Graphic Designer  7.Electronic Surveillance - Equipment Assembly  8.Electronics Technician - Telecom  9.Electronics Technician - Control Instrument  10.Electronic Technician - Medical Equipment  11.Electronics Technician Broadcast  12.Electronic Technician - Programmed Machines  13.Electronic Technician - Computer Networks  14.Computer Programmer  15.Computer Engineer  16.Computer operator  Accounting and Finance  1.Bank Notes and Money changer  2.Bank notes technician  3.Account Auditing technician  4.General accounting technician  5.Cost account technician  6.Costs accountant  7.Insurance collector  Marketing and Sales  1.Sales specialist  2.Storekeeper  3.Commercial agent  4.Commercial manager  5.Procurement logistics specialist  Administration and Human Resources  1.Business Administration Specialist  2.Public Relation Specialist  3.Human Resources Specialist  4.Administrative Director  Insurance  1.Insurance Agent General  2.Real Estate Insurance Agent  3.Cargo Insurance Agent  4.Life Insurance Agent  5.Vehicle Insurance Agent  6.Factory Insurance Agent  Information/Media Professions  1. Media Specialist  2. Page Maker  3. Paper Pulp Machine Operator  4. Bookbinding Machine Operator  5. Decorative Books Operator of  6. Calendar Operator  7. Paper Dyeing Machine Operators  8. Bill Printing Machine Operator  9. Cylinder Press Operator  10. Rotating Press Operator  11. Offset Printing Machine Operator  12. Color Press Operator  13. Palnographic Press Operator  14. Paper Folder Machine Operator  15. Paper Coating Machine Operator  16. Advertising Agent  Medical Professions  1. Male Nurse  2.Pharmacist Assistant  3. Medical Coordinator  Airport Professions  1. Aviation Guiding Officer  2. Ground Steward  3. Ticket controller  4. Airplane takeoff Supervisor  5. Air traffic controller  6. Aircraft Landing supervisor  7. Passenger Transport supervisor  8. Land Guide  Engineering Professions  1. Architect  2. General Survey Engineer  3. Civil Engineer  4. Electronic Engineer  5. Electronics Engineer  6. Mechanical Engineer  7. Projects Engineers  Technical Professions  1. Building Technician/Building Controller  2. Electronic Technician  3. Road Technician/Road Controller  4. Mechanical Technician  5. Soil Mechanics Laboratory Technician  6. Steam Turbine Technician  7. Construction materials lab technician  8. Gas Network Extension Technician  9. Construction Technician  10. Transformer Technician  11. Station Technician  12. Electrical Technician  13. Heat Operations Technician  14. Maintenance Technician  15. Chemical Technician The latest figures from the Ministry of Manpower in September last year put the number of Omanis working in the private sector at 237,900 and the foreigners at 1.87 million. Currently, there are more than two million foreigners working and residing in Oman - of which, about 1.8 million are workers. They outnumber the nationals especially in the private sector, where only less than 15% employed are nationals.

The Middle East labor market has taken another turn for the worse for prospective foregin applicants. Saudi Arabia and Oman has set new restrictions on foreign nationals looking for work in these oil rich region. In a bid to stem the growing number of unemployment among locals, countries in the region are tightening the rules and limiting the vacancies available for expats.    Minister of Labor and Social Development Ali Al-Ghafees has issued a decree to limit work in 12 new activities to Saudi men and women starting September 2018.    The 12 work areas banned for expats are: watch shops, optical stores, medical equipment stores, electrical and electronics shops, outlets selling car spare part, building material shops, outlets selling all types of carpets, automobile and mobike shops, shops selling home furniture and ready-made office material, sale outlets of ready-made garments, children clothes and men’s supplies, household utensils shops and pastry shops.  Oman's Minister of Manpower,  Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri has issued Ministerial Decree 2018/38 last Sunday, imposing a six-month ban on hiring foreigners seeking work in 10 different industries. The ban includes jobs in the following sector:  IT media air traffic management engineering accounting and finance technicians insurance marketing and sales administration and human resources According to minister Abdullah Al Bakri, the new ban, implemented immediately, aims to increase the employment rate among nationals. The hiring freeze “would help companies to create vacancies for Omanis who are looking for jobs,” he said. According to the Ministry of Manpower, there were nearly 60,000 unemployed university graduates in 2017 - the country's worst job crisis in 40 years. The ban affects 87 different job types across ten job sectors.  Here's the full list of professions that have been impacted by the decision:     Information and Technology  1.Information Security Specialist  2.Geographic Information System Specialist  3.Electronic Computer Networks  4.Programmed Machines Maintenance - Electronic  5.Electronic Calculator Maintenance  6.Graphic Designer  7.Electronic Surveillance - Equipment Assembly  8.Electronics Technician - Telecom  9.Electronics Technician - Control Instrument  10.Electronic Technician - Medical Equipment  11.Electronics Technician Broadcast  12.Electronic Technician - Programmed Machines  13.Electronic Technician - Computer Networks  14.Computer Programmer  15.Computer Engineer  16.Computer operator  Accounting and Finance  1.Bank Notes and Money changer  2.Bank notes technician  3.Account Auditing technician  4.General accounting technician  5.Cost account technician  6.Costs accountant  7.Insurance collector  Marketing and Sales  1.Sales specialist  2.Storekeeper  3.Commercial agent  4.Commercial manager  5.Procurement logistics specialist  Administration and Human Resources  1.Business Administration Specialist  2.Public Relation Specialist  3.Human Resources Specialist  4.Administrative Director  Insurance  1.Insurance Agent General  2.Real Estate Insurance Agent  3.Cargo Insurance Agent  4.Life Insurance Agent  5.Vehicle Insurance Agent  6.Factory Insurance Agent  Information/Media Professions  1. Media Specialist  2. Page Maker  3. Paper Pulp Machine Operator  4. Bookbinding Machine Operator  5. Decorative Books Operator of  6. Calendar Operator  7. Paper Dyeing Machine Operators  8. Bill Printing Machine Operator  9. Cylinder Press Operator  10. Rotating Press Operator  11. Offset Printing Machine Operator  12. Color Press Operator  13. Palnographic Press Operator  14. Paper Folder Machine Operator  15. Paper Coating Machine Operator  16. Advertising Agent  Medical Professions  1. Male Nurse  2.Pharmacist Assistant  3. Medical Coordinator  Airport Professions  1. Aviation Guiding Officer  2. Ground Steward  3. Ticket controller  4. Airplane takeoff Supervisor  5. Air traffic controller  6. Aircraft Landing supervisor  7. Passenger Transport supervisor  8. Land Guide  Engineering Professions  1. Architect  2. General Survey Engineer  3. Civil Engineer  4. Electronic Engineer  5. Electronics Engineer  6. Mechanical Engineer  7. Projects Engineers  Technical Professions  1. Building Technician/Building Controller  2. Electronic Technician  3. Road Technician/Road Controller  4. Mechanical Technician  5. Soil Mechanics Laboratory Technician  6. Steam Turbine Technician  7. Construction materials lab technician  8. Gas Network Extension Technician  9. Construction Technician  10. Transformer Technician  11. Station Technician  12. Electrical Technician  13. Heat Operations Technician  14. Maintenance Technician  15. Chemical Technician The latest figures from the Ministry of Manpower in September last year put the number of Omanis working in the private sector at 237,900 and the foreigners at 1.87 million. Currently, there are more than two million foreigners working and residing in Oman - of which, about 1.8 million are workers. They outnumber the nationals especially in the private sector, where only less than 15% employed are nationals.


Currently, there are more than two million foreigners working and residing in Oman - of which, about 1.8 million are workers. They outnumber the nationals especially in the private sector, where only less than 15% employed are nationals.

source: The National, Times of Oman, ArabNews


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