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Omanization | Oman replaces 200 nurses with Omani manpower


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The Ministry of Health (MoH) has announced that a total of 200 nurses will be replaced by Omani nationals across all the governorates in the Sultanate.

The ministry has also outlined the level of employment, the academic requirements, conditions, and the location to work. Candidates can apply at hospitals in Buraimi, Khasab, Jalan Bani Bu Ali, Sohar, Khasab, Haima, Khoula, Seeb, Baushar and Royal Hospital.

Interested Omani candidates can apply from 2009, March 3 to March 14 and submit their applications at the recruitment department at the ministry.

What is Omanization?

Omanization is a policy enacted by the government of Oman in 1988 aimed at replacing expatriate workers with trained Omani Personnel. The Sultanate of Oman sets quotas for various industries to reach in terms of the percentage of Omani to foreign workers. Companies which reach their government mandated goals are given a “green card”, meaning they recieve press attention and preferential treatment in their dealings with the government. Several Universities have been opened by the Sultanate to train Omani workers.

Oman like many of the Gulf nations is home to a greater number of expat than it is the number of natives. With one of the highest immigration rates in the world per capita, many gulf states are looking to re-nationalise the work force to ensure all local residents can find high quality work, without jeopardising the quality of the nations’ products, services or work force.

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