Qatar, just like various other nations, has seen a radical change in its employment rates due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Home to a large number of expats, the gulf-country has seen them migrate back or stuck in limbo during these unprecedented times. To battle the staggering numbers and re-gain stability, Qatar Chamber has come up with an initiative to re-employ their skilled work-force to reinstate the employment numbers in the country.
In collaboration with the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour, and Social Affairs (MADLSA), the chamber has inaugurated the online platform of the re-employment scheme for all companies that have laid-off their employees due to the pandemic. The platform will be available through the chamber’s website. It is a form for the companies to fill in the details of its employees that have been laid-off, and it contains information fields such as company name, registration number, employee details, and other necessary information required by the chamber for providing employment.
It is evident from the current trends that the digital arena has come to our rescue during such dubious times. Be it planning business continuity, holding virtual events, or imparting knowledge, digitization has helped the masses achieve their goals without a shadow of a doubt.
Here are a few well-chosen words by Kandarp Bhatt, Founder & CEO of ZealousWeb Qatar, “Qatar Chamber has rightly harnessed the power of the digital arena by developing this online platform that’ll help the Qatari populace hop back on their feet and help the nation to regain stability. we believe in the power of unity & optimism, and we know that this noble initiative will uplift the spirits of the Qatari populace and reinstate security and safety.”
Why This Initiative?
It contains information fields such as company name, registration number, employee details, and other necessary information required by the chamber for providing employment.
During a meeting of the joint coordination committee between the Chamber and the Ministry, both the parties agreed to develop a platform to aid the private sector companies.
Qatar Chamber’s Director-General Saleh bin Hamad Al Sharqi said that the platform aims to provide aid to the companies seeking to hire new employees against the laid-off ones, as a ramification of the pandemic, to meet their business needs. He also stated that this initiative was meant to impose on the business-continuity aspect by ensuring that no employee shortage occurs due to the lay-off.
According to a report by KPMG, a QAR 75 billion stimulus package is declared by the Qatar central bank for the private sector. The said amount is an estimate of the funds that the private sector may require to support the various other sectors that act as a foundation for the economy.
To look at it rationally, Qatar’s staggering employment rates will not only affect its lock populace but also the expats that have migrated to the place, in search of work. According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), a majority of the population in the GCC countries comprises of the expatriates from various nations. And increasing job lay-offs will cause a lot of instability within the private sector.
Let’s hope that this noble initiative by the Qatar Chamber helps the Qatari populace in re-gaining stability and progressing towards a better and brighter future. In anticipation of a greater and progressive Qatar!