Oman imposes temporary ban on hiring expatriates in 87 professions

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Oman has imposed a six-month ban on hiring foreigners seeking work in 10 different industries, including media, information technology, marketing, insurance and aviation.

The new ban, which is set to be implemented immediately, aims to increase the employment rate among nationals, the minister of manpower said on Sunday.

According to the Times of Oman, the ban came into effect following the issuance of ministerial decree 2018/38, which was issued by the minister of manpower Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri on Sunday morning.

The decision shall take effect from the day of its publication in the Official Gazette. The licenses issued prior to the date the decision takes effect shall remain valid until the expiry of their respective terms, Times of Oman added.

Below are the jobs roles affected by the suspension.

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 ban, which affects 87 different job types, follows large demonstrations last week in which unemployed youths called for greater employment opportunities.

According to the Ministry of Manpower there were nearly 60,000 unemployed university graduates in 2017, The National reported.

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In October last year the Omani government said that in December it would begin efforts to create 25,000 new jobs in an effort to reduce high unemployment. Last year the country saw its worst job crisis in 40 years.

The government said that 60 per cent of the new jobs will be in the public sector, while private sector companies would be provided with incentives to hire nationals instead of expatriates.

Published on 29 January 2018

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