Emiratis in private sector make 0.3 percent of workforce

Emiratis working in the private sector constitute 0.3 per cent of the total number of workforce registered with the Ministry of Labour (MoL).

According to the studies done by Dr. Ahmad Zain Al Mannawi, the senior official with the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, he said that 88 per cent of the total workforce in the private sector are Asians, 10 per cent are nationals including Emiratis and 2 per cent of other nationalities.

According to him, there are two main reasons for the decreasing number of Emiratis in the private sector, which are low salaries and the lack of seriousness in implementing Emiratisation in the private sector. In addition, he said in the last five years there has been a 10 per cent fall in the salaries earned by Emiratis in the private sector.

This article shows why UAE needs Emiratisation because as you can see the number of Emiratis in private sector is very low, less than 2 percent. In addition, the article shows the two main factors Emiratisation problems in the private sectors.

Emiratis in private sector make 0.3 percent of workforce. (2009). Retrieved January 2, 2010, from http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/employment/emiratis-in-private-sector-make-0-3-percent-of-workforce-1.28862


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