The Omani government has announced it will create 25,000 jobs in the Public Sector by year end. This also comes at the back of widespread demands by Omanis.
A few quick thoughts on this:
– Oman has one of the most qualified and work-ready workforce in the Gulf.
– As much as this announcement will provide relief to the unemployed, the fact that the public sector will provide these jobs means the govt. Will have to take on the economic burden at a time where the public sector is looking to reduce spending.
– Enabling the private sector to play a bigger role through effective and innovative strategies is key. Public and Private partnerships could be way forward.