UAE firms must meet Emiratisation targets within the next 13 days or face fines of $20k (AED72,000) a year for every Emirati not hired, the news agencies reported.
Companies with more than 50 employees must ensure that 2 percent of employees are Emirati before the deadline of January 1 rolls around in just 13 days’ time.
The move is in line with the government’s Nafis initiative.
Firms that fail to meet the targets will be fined at a rate of AED6,000 a month or AED72,000 a year.
In a fresh reminder the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has issued a new ministerial resolution dictating the correct recruitment and job advertisement rules on Sunday (Dec. 18).