UAE may scrap Emirati workforce quotas

26 January 2010

The UAE government may put an end to Emiratisation quotas on private companies and instead offer subsidies to companies to encourage them to hire and keep Emirati staff, the head of Abu Dhabi's Emiratisation efforts told The National. Abdullah al Darmaki, the general manager of the Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council, said the funds would allow private companies to match the salaries offered by the public sector. He gave no timeline for the phasing out of the quota system, but suggested it would happen as more Emiratis become qualified to enter the private sector.

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