Muscat: The National Centre for Employment (NCE) has said that all units of the government administrative apparatus (civil, military, and security) and private sector firms are obliged to provide lists of vacancies and job positions to be filled in coordination with the competent authorities.
NCE is affiliated with the Council of Ministers and enjoys financial and administrative independence. The center’s board of directors will be formed by a decision of the Council of Ministers, provided that the Board of Directors is represented (50 percent) each by both the private sector and public sectors.
The center will form a single station that provides an integrated package of services for job seekers on the one hand, and business owners on the other hand, and will use advanced electronic systems to speed up the pace of employment for job seekers. The center will provide an accurate and detailed database on job seekers, and job opportunities available in all sectors.
Employment centers affiliated with the center will be opened in the various governorates of the Sultanate to ensure easy access for all job seekers.
NCE will give career guidance services by providing consultations that will contribute to identifying the interests, desires, and skills of job seekers, thereby directing them to the specific fields of their interest. It will also help job seekers with adequate skills before joining their jobs.
The center will prepare medium and long-term programs in the process of replacing expatriates with Omani job seekers from Omanis in various sectors, by providing appropriate training and qualification programs. It will coordinate with the Ministry of Manpower to verify the presence of job seekers who meet requirements before any licenses are granted to recruit an expatriate workforce.