Rate of Omanization

Was at a SHRM conference recently and noted down some very interesting statistics that were shared.

There are a total of 1 million employees in the Private Sector and 150,000 employees in the Government sector in Oman.

The rate of Omanization in the

  • Government sector is close to 97-98%
  • PDO has 76% Omanis and 24% expats
  • Banks have typically achieved 90% Omanization
  • Construction is at 30% Omanization only.

The writing on the wall is clear for employment in Oman – most industries will be 90% Omanized before this decade is out. This also brings up huge opportunities in training in the country for the Omani workforce.

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One Response

  1. Dear Amit

    Im trying to get the latest omanization targets by sector, can you please let me know where I can get the latest validated information from – latest as of 2010?

    Do you recollect which SHRM conference you are referring to in your post? Would the conference have a website which may have the details I am looking for?

    Would really appreciate it if you could help..

    regards
    Elizabeth

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