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UAE textile industry ‘largest after oil sector’

The UAE textile industry is the largest trading sector in the country after oil, and is also one of the biggest employment providers in the industrial sector, according to an economic and trade expert. The country’s textile

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Arabtec launches education, training arm

Arabtec Holding, a leading engineering and construction group, has launched a new subsidiary geared towards providing education, training and certification of UAE nationals within the construction and training sectors. The new sub

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Arabtec launches education, training arm

Arabtec Holding, a leading engineering and construction group, has launched a new subsidiary geared towards providing education, training and certification of UAE nationals within the construction and training sectors. The new sub

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5.1pc jump in expat employment in Bahrain

Employment growth among expatiates in Bahrain went up by 5.1 per cent, a report said, adding that the number of jobs rose from 488,979 in the fourth quarter of 2012 to 514,156 in the fourth quarter last year. The number of Bahrain

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Saudi imposes fines, jail terms for visa lapses

Saudi Arabia will punish people who employ foreigners illegally or break the terms of their visas, in an effort to encourage local employment. Punishment ranging from fines and jail terms to confiscation of assets and deportation

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New fee structure likely for Bahrain manpower agencies

A new fee structure for employment agencies could be drawn up.    The Cabinet initially approved a memorandum presented by Labour Minister and Labour Market Regulatory Authority chairman Jameel Humaidan yest

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Job creation key to 'sustainable economic growth'

Focused and long-term investment in developing the skills and creating jobs for young people is expected to promote sustainable economic growth in Saudi Arabia and the GCC as a whole, said an expert. More than 15 million young peo

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Saudi move to cut unemployment 'fails'

Saudi Arabia's  Labor Ministry has been criticised for failing to reduce unemployment in the country by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha), a report said. It also blasted the private sector for not hiring en

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Saudi 'has lowest female employment rate'

Saudi Arabia has the lowest proportion of female employment compared to other Gulf countries, such as Qatar, UAE and Kuwait, said a report. About 38 per cent of employees in government institutions last year were Saudi Arabian wom

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Saudi to combat 'fake employment'

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labour has unveiled a plan to combat fake Saudisation, said a report. The penalties will be up to five years’ imprisonment and fines of up to SR10 million ($2.7 million), said the Arab News r

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