Doha, April 03 (QNA) – HE Minister of Labor Dr. Ali bin Samikh Al Marri said that the second national development strategy has established significant objectives to enhance the working conditions and cultivate a skilled workforce that can actively contribute to realizing the objectives of Vision 2030. The primary focus is on building a knowledge-based economy by investing in qualified and specialized personnel across various industries in the country.

Addressing the ceremony of releasing the Private Sector Occupation Classification Guide, His Excellency said that the issuance of a guide to describing and classifying occupations in the private sector as one of the outputs of the national development strategy in light of the pivotal developments at the level of professions in various countries of the world constitutes an important focal point to keep pace with the requirements of the labor market in the country and the diversity of economic and social activities.

HE the Minister emphasized that the labor market necessitates a higher number of specialized professionals than in previous years. He also stressed the need to establish distinct principles and structures for identifying and categorizing professions within the private sector. This will enable professionals to have transparent and achievable career paths and opportunities to develop their skills and expertise based on well-defined standards.

HE Dr. Ali bin Samikh Al Marri, has highlighted that the Ministry of Labour is executing a set of measures to enhance productivity and leverage the expertise of the workforce. The initiatives aim to attract competent and proficient professionals, which in turn would benefit employers and augment the private sector’s productive capacity. He indicated that the Ministry is focused on elevating the labor market and enhancing the workforce’s competence through the consistent upgrading of the work environment in the country.

His Excellency pointed out that the guide to describing and classifying occupations in the private sector constitutes an important statistical portal for data and numbers about the workforce in the private sector, explaining that these numbers contribute effectively to the preparation of plans and programs for training and professional development at various levels in coordination and cooperation between various government agencies, institutions and establishments. private sector.

He extended his thanks and appreciation to all agencies and institutions for their tangible efforts to issue a description and classification of occupations in the private sector, pointing to continuous cooperation and coordination to complete the development and improvement of the work environment in line with Qatar Vision 2030.

The Guide for the private sector is consistent with the International standard classification of occupation issued by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and is consistent with the GCC and Arab Occupational Classification systems.

The guide is organized into nine primary divisions for various job types. Each division is further subdivided into several parts, chapters, and units, ultimately leading to the titles of over three thousand professions within this categorization.

The classification was based on a seven-digit coding system, which implies that every profession identified in the classification has a particular code derived from the primary, secondary, and tertiary groups. Moreover, this coding system is consistent with the electronic software that will be utilized for this objective.

The Guide aims to expedite the procedures by granting labor approvals based on clear classifications of occupations and skill levels, supporting decision-making through creating statistics and preparing labor policies based on data classified in a standard way, and activating interconnection with government agencies, the private sector and partners. based on agreed international and regional classifications and standards.

The guide is known for its thoroughness, as it ensures inclusiveness across all job types and levels, as well as flexibility to accommodate any new professions that may emerge in the labor market. It also features a well-organized structure of professions, with multiple levels down to the smallest detail, which is the profession name. Furthermore, the coding system is compatible and consistent with advanced electronic systems and software. (QNA)


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