By the HR Observer Staff

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said it has applied fines to companies who failed to achieve the 2% increase in Emiratisation in 2022. 

The ministry said in a statement on Friday that companies were fined up to Dhs 72,000 for each Emirati not appointed during 2022, which means Dhs 6000 per month for every UAE national.

Saif Al Suwaidi, the Undersecretary for Emiratisation Affairs at MoHRE, has called on the private sector, in the statement, to abide by the UAE Cabinet’s resolution and contribute effectively to raising Emiratisation rates in the private sector.

The  UAE Cabinet issued a resolution to raise the Emiratisation levels of skilled jobs by 2% annually in private sector establishments that have 50 employees effective 2022. The Cabinet aims to increase the Emiratisation rate to 10% by the end of 2026. The rate increases by 4% by the end of 2023.

“The value of the monthly financial contributions imposed on private sector entities will increase progressively at a rate of Dhs 1000 annually until the year 2026,” said the ministry in a statement. 

The UAE is eying to enhance the competitiveness and attractiveness of the UAE job market by ensuring that Emirati talents also play a role in creating growth of the targeted vital economic sectors.