Ban on hiring expats extended for six months

The Minister of Manpower, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser al Bakri, issued a ministerial decree to continue the ban on issuing permits for expatriate workers force temporarily in the private sector establishments operating in the construction and cleaning work as specified in Ministerial Resolution No 338/2014 for a further period of six months, starting from June 1.

He issued a second decision to continue the period of suspension of the permit to bring the non-Omani manpower temporarily in private sector establishments for certain professions (sales, marketing, and procurement executives) specified in ministerial resolution No. 608/2013 referred to for another six months, starting from May 31, 2018.

He also issued a third decision to continue the period of suspension of the permit to bring the non-Omani manpower on a temporary basis in the private sector for activities (carpenters, blacksmiths and brick kiln workers) specified in ministerial resolution No. 122/2014 referred to for a further period of six months, beginning on July 1 .

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