Demand for Qualified Nurses on the Rise in UAE

January, 2014: It has come to light that since January this year, there has been an increase in the number of advertisement calling for appointment of nurses. The advertising companies are mostly UAE based. The main advertisers it seems are from Dubai followed by other emirates. Besides the demand for nurses, there is also a noticeable increase in advertisements calling for specialists in internal medicine, gynecology, obstetrics, cardiology, urology, neurology and general medicine, among others. Among the preferred nationalities for the nursing posts are Filipinos, Indians, Arabic and European. It is widely predicted that in view of the forthcoming Expo 2020, this trend is likely to continue for a long

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Singapore Government Plans for Improving Quality and Productivity of Foreign Workforce

The Ministry of Manpower, Government of Singapore has announced a slew of steps to improve productivity and quality of work of its foreign workers. The announcement has come from Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam in his budget statement for 2014. The Ministry of Manpower, Government of Singapore has announced a slew of steps to improve productivity and quality of work of its foreign workers. The announcement has come from Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam in his budget statement for 2014. Steps to be taken include: extending the period of employment for construction, marine and process industry workers, market based skilled recognition framework for construction

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Dubai Based Companies on Hiring Spree

According to an official from the Ministry of Labour, Government of Dubai, Dubai based companies are resorting to hiring temporary workers to meet their increased need for manpower. As per information available the ministry issued 11,000 temporary work permits last year. The official said, “This service, which was implemented in 2011, is giving more flexibility to the labour market in the UAE and is, helping companies hire workers who are already available in the market, especially qualified workers. The service allows companies to employ workers who are already working here without the need to bring them from abroad and that reduces the expense of employing workers.”

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