Qatar is among the leading countries that provide jobs for its female citizens, whether in the public or private sector, the Ministry of Labour (MoL) has said.
In a report issued by the ministry and published in local Arabic daily Arrayah, it refuted the finding of a Gallup poll which claimed that Qatar was among the countries to employ the least number of women. The ministry affirmed that both public and private sectors in the country compete to attract Qatari women, and holders of degrees and diplomas are in huge demand to work for them.
Some 13,075 Qatari women were employed out of a total number of 23,969 Qataris hired, only during the last five years. Those were hired through job seekers registration service, which was launched in October 2007. In the meantime, hundreds of local women were directly hired by public and private firms. They were also given very good salaries and incentives and most of them are ahead of active at their places of work.
Of those hired during the last five years, 4,456 were degree holders and 7,300 diploma holders. There are also 43 Qatari women holders of Master degrees, 12 PhD holders and four have got post-graduate vocational diplomas to qualify for special needs education.
The ministry said that all local job-seekers are eventually nominated to vacancies at the private or public sector according to their qualifications. Job seekers receive SMS on their mobile phone numbers they have provided in their applications to notify them about the jobs they had been nominated for. Then they get related correspondence from the ministry addressed to the potential place of work to proceed with the process of employment.
However, in case it was not possible to find a suitable vacancy for the local candidates because they lack adequate skills, they are admitted to special training programmes upon the requests of the employer to equip them with the necessary qualifications.
Further, the ministry has adopted a sophisticated electronic programme with a comprehensive database. It includes all the information of applicants and their qualifications as well as the available vacancies in the country with their duties and requirements.
The programme automatically nominates Qatari applicants to the available suitable vacancies to guarantee full transparency and equality.
The ministry indicated that the energy and industry sectors offer high paying positions for Qataris, especially mechanical and engineering jobs. Other sectors in the country that are in big need of Qatari staff include banking, insurance and tourism.
The ministry stressed that it is keen to hold professional fairs to attract citizens and introduce them to the available vacancies in all possible sectors.
source: Gulf Times
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