Labour Ministry Unveils Outcomes of Q2 Employment Plan
Muscat, 15 Aug (ONA) --- The Ministry of Labour today announced the realization of 53 percent of the Employment and Replacement Plan set for the second quarter of 2023.
By the end of June 2023, the total number of jobs in government and private sector establishments stood at 18,716. Of those, a total of 9,169 jobs were made available in the government sector, against 7,399 jobs in the private sector.
The ministry said that job rotation (those who previously worked for the private sector) stood at 16,486. The ministry explained that the volume of first-time employees and those who occupied jobs before stood at 35,202.
The number of on-the-job training opportunities associated with the replacement of outgoing employees and employment of fresh employees stood at 611 in the government sector, while the corresponding number of opportunities in the private sector stood at 1,537.
As many as 941 enrolled in the ministry's Self-Employment Initiative, which is a training track that connects jobseekers with a number of training programmes to qualify them to take up opportunities related to self-employment in the local and global market.