Qatar Chamber Sunday said the employment of Qatari youth in the private sector is vital to the country’s economic growth and the government is keen in offering local more incentives to join the private sector institutions and companies.
"There have been efforts made by the government to shift attitudes towards the private sector. Various mechanisms have been put in place to encourage Qatarisation in the private sector, such as incentives or quotas," Qatar Chamber general manager Saleh bin Hamad al-Sharqi said in a response to HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani's interview with the editors-in-chief of the Qatari newspapers.
The Qatari youth are best educated and qualified and enjoy high-quality skills that are of positive advantages for the labour market and economy in general, al-Sharqi said.
"Qatar Chamber highly supports this approach and works to encourage Qatari youth to explore opportunities available in the private sector institutions," he said, urging the private companies and businessmen to employ Qataris in suitable jobs and benefit from their potentials in their institutions.
“The private sector has also been directed to contribute more to employment by raising the percentage of the Qatarisation of jobs, and we will provide all the support from our side in order to make this sector attractive to Qatari employees, to make it a source of desirability for national talent, by providing privileges such as government housing, retirement insurance and other incentives,” according to HE the Prime Minister.
The private sector offers plenty of opportunities for Qataris to explore their potentials, gain more experience and further their skills, al-Sharqi said.
"Qatari youth is capable of contributing immensely to achieving the ambitious goals of Qatar National Vision 2030, which aims to accomplish economic, social, human and environmental development of the country," he said.