3.4 Structure of UAE Labor Market UAE has a very less native population, therefore all over the

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3.4 Structure of UAE Labor Market UAE has a very less native population, therefore all over the GCC`s countries has as less as 8.5 percent of labor force (Tanmia 2005). While non-nationals in the private sector comprises almost 90 percent and in public sector labor force is 60 percent. According to the statistics, two thirds of them aren`t having secondary level of education (Abdelkarim & Ibrahim 2001; Davidson 2005; Kapiszewski 2000; Tanmia 2005). 3.4.1 Antecedents of Labor Market In the past two decades critical factors that UAE labor market faced is increasing number of young labor force, necessity on non-skilled and skilled expatriates, and finally growing high technological skills requirement (Tanmia 2005). Economic, and social…show more content…
Moreover, private sector is larger rather than public sector and significantly growing. The most important fact, it is that once Emiratis are employed, they do not have career or educational path to expand aspects of the competency in the company`s capital resources. In the job market there is an opportunities to hire required skills from non-national members, and company do not need to implement career development programs, and there is no need of developing and training local management structure (Al Dosary 2004). 3.6.1 Barriers for Emirati Jobseekers Nevertheless, for Emiratis the utmost barrier in the private sector was competition. In the past young generations of graduates were seeking jobs in the public sector, in order to build public services (Freek 2004). But this way was closed in the 90s, due to overstaffed conditions in the public sector (Berengaut & Muniz 2005; Elhage et al. 2005). Consequently, expectations of the male and female children, who have been raised 10 to 20 years ago are reflected their parents` social status, majority of which were not part of the market economy. 3.6.2 Barriers to Emirati Employment Employers found Emiratisation plans difficult because of the obstacles, such as development practices, supportive human resource policies, and salary differentiation for locals in the private sector. According to the findings (Kapiszewski 2000; Freek 2004) regarding the conditions of work that Emiratis find difficult are taking for

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