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Nawras and Omantel to Employ 350 Omanis


Oman : 08 March 2011

Responding to the royal directive of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said calling for 50,000 Omani citizens to be employed, Nawras and Omantel have announced that they will be employing 350 Omanis within administration and technical positions.

Omantel’s Manpower Planning and Employment senior manager Badr al Zaidi commented that the firm began hiring procedures at the Crowne Plaza Hotel earlier this month with plans to recruit 200 citizens of Oman. There were working off of a list of names provided by the Ministry of Manpower that included those with diplomas or communications bachelor degrees.

Al Zaidi made a statement to the ONA (Omani News Agency) commenting that a large number of young Omanis showed up to look for work in Oman with Omantel. Results of the process should be revealed by the end of March. It was confirmed that the wages and benefits marked for these positions are excellent and well in line with the experience and qualifications of those applying.

Said al Saidi from Nawras announced that his firm will be employing 150 Omanis within the administration and technical departments of the company. Those hired will be chosen based on their skills, qualities, capacity for work and results of the interviews. The Nawras spokesman also noted that wages will be commensurate based on the employee’s qualifications and departmental positions. The minimum salaries as stated within the royal orders will be kept in mind.

Al Saidi also said that Nawras may look at the possibility of retraining employees already within the firm, as well as hiring those outside the firm, based on the information garnered from the specific departments.

Zaher al Hashmi of the Ministry of Manpower stated that the citizens were contacted without delay once the royal orders were issued, advising them to take advantage of the opportunities currently open through Omantel and Nawras. Those who have registered with the Ministry, have recently updated their personal records and have a diploma or bachelors degree in communications were contacted.

Paul Holdsworth, Staff Writer, Gulf Jobs Market News
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