10,342 citizens employed in private sector

MUSCAT: The Ministry of Manpower announced that in continuation of the efforts exerted by all government and private institutions to provide job opportunities for national job-seekers as approved by the Council of Ministers in this aspect, 10,342 male and female citizens were appointed in various establishments in the private sector. The ministry said that 5,162 holders of below General Education Diploma, comprising 50 per cent of the total appointees, and 3,385 male and female citizens; holders of GED, as well as 1,795 holders of university diploma and higher certificates were employed.
Statistics from the ministry showed that 43.9 per cent of the total number of job-seekers appointed were in the construction sector at 3,606, while the wholesale and retail and motor repair sectors recruited 1,462, mining and quarry sector (569), transport and warehousing sector (661), administrative services (463), food services (527), scientific and technical activities (466), educational sector (236), insurance and financial services (252), health and social services (195), sanitary drainage and water supply (79), among others. — ONA