Absher implements second strategic program

Abu Dhabi: Absher, an initiative launched by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to increase the UAE national workforce in the private sector, today commenced the implementation of its second strategic program to provide more than 20000 jobs in the coming years for nationals.

The program is being implemented under directives by H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs to forge partnerships with the public and private sectors.

Absher has so far signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with more than 25 bodies from the public and the private sector to provide job opportunities for nationals as part of Emiratization plans which depend on the labour market and supply and demand.

The bodies and companies which signed MoUs with Absher include the Ministry of Education, Emirates Post Group Holding, Federal Electricity and Water Authority, Juma Al Majid Group, Abu Dhabi General Services “Musanada”, Al Jaber Group, Ministry of Health, Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company, Dubai Port World, Al Futtaim Private Company, Al Faheem Group, Saeed Group, Mohammad Al Nabooda Holding, Bin Hamoodah Group, ADNOC Distribution, Al Habtoor Group, Dubai Airport Free Zone, National Centre for Metrology and Seismology, Dolphin Energy, Al Ghurair Group, TECOM Investments, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, Etisalat, Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi Ports Company and Emirates airlines.

The Ministry will work on attracting more partners from both sectors.

Deputy Minister of Presidential Affairs, Ahmad Juma Al Za’abi, said Absher is in line with the vision of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is run under direct directives from H.H Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan.

The initiative, he added, is among the most important national plans as it comes with deep social and economic implications and aim to provide stability to nationals and their families through increasing the number of nationals in the labour market to secure fixed income for them.


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