Workforce Nationalisation Takes Hold Across Oil Markets

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In oil-rich markets from Angola to Qatar, recruiters and employers are reacting to government pushes to see a higher proportion of the workforce made up of native-born workers.

A report last year from Kasim Randeree, a senior research at the University of Oxford, notes that the six Gulf Cooperation Council states have all “become reliant on migrant workers” in recent decades, with Qatar and the UAE “at the extremity of the situation”.

In his book he also notes that while much has been written and said on the reasons why these states are looking to nationalise their workforce, “only a limited body of knowledge exists to guide and shape the success of such schemes”.

Period11 Oct 2013

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