Labour Minister highlights efforts to ensure second National Employment Programme success

Manama, Feb. 8 (BNA): Labour and Social Development Minister and Board of Directors Chairman of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan, today received MPs Abdulla Khalifa Al-Thawadi and Bassim Salman Al-Maliki.


They discussed the latest developments of the second edition of the National Employment Programme, and the initiatives and policies included in it for the aim of enhancing the efficiency and sustainability of the services provided, as well as investing in the national competencies and developing them professionally, through improving training and adapting its output to the real needs of the labour market so as to make Bahrainis the employees of choice in the private sector.


The National Employment Programme 2.0 also provides incentives aimed at increasing the pace of employment, through increasing the incentives provided to employers and job-seekers. These include supporting the salaries of the citizens in the private sector, and increasing the support provided by the Unemployment Fund for the unemployed.


In this regard, he affirmed the keenness of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, to provide basic and professional training for the national human resources, as well as to enhance their competence so as to take their role in the comprehensive development march and be integrated within various production sectors.


Humaidan stressed the Labour Ministry’s keenness to develop the training systems at private training centres and institutes to ensure that their training programmes and curricular meet the needs of employers, calling for more cooperation among the three production parties to ensure the success of the programme and maintain unemployment rates at secure levels.


The two lawmakers reiterated their support for the national efforts to rehabilitate Bahraini competencies, invest in youth capabilities and prepare them professionally to meet the requirements of various production sectors, especially non-conventional disciplines that require skills that are consistent with the latest developments of the labour market.


They also expressed their support for the work-related national laws aimed at improving services directed towards the citizens.





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