SEZAD and PDO sign MoU to train jobseekers

BUSINESS REPORTER –
MUSCAT, MARCH 8 –
The Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (SEZAD) and Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) signed yesterday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that provides for the development of a joint mechanism for co-operation in various fields related to the training and employment of jobseekers.
Yahya bin Said bin Abdullah al Jabri, SEZAD Chairperson, signed the MoU on behalf of SEZAD, while Raoul Restucci, Managing Director of PDO, signed it on behalf of PDO.
The MoU aims to qualify young Omanis to get proper job opportunities in various projects implemented in SEZAD to realise the joint objectives of SEZAD and PDO and their efforts to achieve sustainable development.
The MoU stipulates that SEZAD will identify training employment opportunities in co-ordination with the companies and institutions operating in SEZAD with a view to providing employment opportunities for Omani youth in SEZAD while PDO will support and, where possible, fund the initiative.
The companies and institutions that employ young people will also support by paying a monthly grant and social security costs.
The MoU also includes direct employment opportunities, which SEZAD will identify in co-ordination with the companies and institutions operating there.
The two parties will choose the training entity and in accordance with the professional standards and controls issued by the Ministry of Manpower.