Private Sector Occupation Classification Guide; sharing of information between various labour market segments will get simpler
05 Apr 2023News
The Ministry of Labour seeks to establish a uniform national guide for all entities in Qatar to use for the purposes of residency and work permits in various fields through the Guide to Classify Occupations in the Private Sector. The Ministry of Labour also seeks to establish a standard framework and a universally accepted terminology for all professions across various industries in the country.
The sharing of information and data between various labour market segments will be made simpler as a result. Additionally, this will make it possible for the appropriate officials to develop thorough plans regarding the demands of various professions on the labour market as well as national workforce strategies based on the status quo and development of professions.
The second national development strategy has important goals to improve working conditions and create a skilled workforce that can actively help to realising the goals of Vision 2030, according to Minister of Labor H E Dr. Ali bin Samikh Al Marri.
According to him, the main objective is to develop a knowledge-based economy by putting money into hiring qualified and specialised workers across the nation's numerous industries.
In light of the crucial developments at the level of professions in various countries around the world, Al Marrri claimed that the publication of a guide to describing and classifying occupations in the private sector as one of the outcomes of the national development strategy constitutes an important focal point to keep up with the demands of the labour market in the country and the diversity of economic and social activities.
The Minister emphasised that more specialised professionals are needed today than in earlier years due to the labour market.
He also emphasised the necessity of developing specific guidelines and frameworks for identifying and classifying occupations in the private sector. This will give professionals clear, attainable job paths and chances to advance their knowledge and abilities in accordance with predetermined standards.
The Minister stated that the Ministry is putting a series of steps into action to increase productivity and utilise the workforce's expertise.
The initiatives "seek to draw qualified and experienced professionals, which would benefit employers and increase the productive capacity of the private sector."
He stated that the Ministry is committed to improving the country's working conditions in order to strengthen the labour market and increase worker competency.
The GCC and Arab Occupational Classification schemes, as well as the International Standard Classification of Occupations published by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, are both supported by the Private Sector Guide.
The manual is divided into nine main sections for different job categories. The titles of over three thousand occupations are listed after further subdividing each division into a number of parts, chapters, and units.
Every occupation listed in the classification has a unique code derived from the primary, secondary, and tertiary categories, according to the seven-digit coding system on which the classification is based. Additionally, this coding scheme is compatible with the computer programme that will be used to achieve this goal.