Emiratisation

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Expatriate workers are all over the world, every country has some expatriates helping locals in the work force. Expatriates are playing an important role in the United Arab Emirates in both private and public sectors. UAE offers foreign high salaries, benefits and high living standards. United Arab Emirates, suffer from a dearth in hiring young locals. In Abu Dhabi, Emiratis aged under 25 occupy about 65 percent of the Emirati population. There are some future expectations for the unemployed locals from that group to reach 30 percent by 2020 (Taher, 2012). Even though the Emirates government and economy rely on the expatriate workers, they have to apply a gradual Emiratisation scheme in order to offer jobs for the unemployed locals and to gain more experience from the foreigners. The UAE should conduct a gradual Emiratisation because Emiratis should spend their time working to gain useful information experience. According to Hempson-Putt (as cited in Khan, 2009, para.5), "The class of 1998 graduates have spent their time well, learning from western and Asian CFOs". Foreigners are important because they share their experience with locals and that means Emiratis will learn and benefin from foreigners experience. Another reason to conduct gradual Emiratisation is the rule of paying fine which the government forces the privet sector to hire Emiratis is not working. Haddad (2012, para.4) states that “Only 43,000 Emiratis occupy the 2.2 million jobs in the private sector”. That means that many privet corporation are paying fines in order to not hire inexpedient Emiratis workers (Simpson, 2012). In addition, a gradual Emiratisation has to be conducted because it is the best way to deal with the privet corporation which prefer to paying fines to avoid hiring locals.
In spite of these arguments, there are some people who claim that the UAE has to limit the recruitment…...

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