Based on their concern to support commercial companies and business sectors in general, the Qatar Chamber and the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) signed on Thursday a cooperation agreement to foster their cooperation in labour re-employment.
The agreement constitutes a support for the Qatar Chamber’s electronic platform for labour re-employment which was Launched in coordination with the Ministry in last July with the aim to facilitate the re-employment of skilled workers in the local market.
The agreement was signed by QC’s General Manager Saleh bin Hamad Al Sharqi and Assistant Undersecretary for Labour Affairs at MADLSA Mohamed Hassan Al Obaidli at the Ministry’s headquarter.
The ceremony was also attended by Ali Busharbak Al Mansuri, Assistant Director-General for Government Relations and Committee Affairs, and Fawaz Mohamed Al-Rayyes, Director of Employment Administration at MADLSA.
It aims at fostering cooperation between both parties in labour re-employment and facilitating the access to skilled labor, as well as providing alternatives to recruitment from abroad through establishing an electronic link between both sides to save time and efforts in a way that achieve interests of all parties.
Under the agreement, it was agreed that a joint committee of the Chamber and the Ministry would be formed to implement each party’s responsibilities and roles under the signed agreement, which include boosting coordination between both sides, propose additional areas of cooperation and follow up on the implementation of joint projects in accordance with the agreement signed..
Commenting on the signing, Assistant Undersecretary for Labour Affairs at MADLSA Mohamed Hassan Al Obaidli said that the ‘Labour Re-employment Platform’ reflects the Ministry’s commitment to enhance public-private partnership, indicating that maintaining skilled labour is a key part in Qatar National Vision 2030, and forms an illustration of the Ministry’s commitment to the directives of this partnership.
Al Obaidli expressed his thanks to the Chamber and its Chairman HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani for his sincere efforts for supporting the private sector, noting that the platform is of special importance for local companies as it represents an alternative for recruitment from abroad.
He also thanked QC’s general manager Saleh Al Sharqi for his efforts in fostering cooperation between the Chamber and the Ministry in labour issues.
For his part, QC’s general Manager Saleh bin Hamad Al Sharqi said that the agreement would facilitate achieving objectives of the Chamber’s electronic platform which aims to help companies obtain appropriate employment and ensure the continuity of projects and businesses in the local market.
“The Chamber’s electronic platform also aims at helping companies find skilled labourers through contracting with laid-off workers from other companies, thus avoiding any shortage of labourers that may cause the failure of projects of these companies,” he added.
Al Sharqi pointed out that before providing the platform’s link to the company looking for labour, we confirm first through the Ministry that this company has no violations related to labour.
The platform is developed to enable labourers to enter the platform and submit their resumes.Al-Sharqi expressed the private sector’s thanks and appreciation to the Ministry for its support to this project, which will reduce the recruitment of workers from abroad, by relying on the labour re-employment existing in Qatar.He also said that the Joint Committee supervising the platform will cooperate to develop the platform, monitor observations of companies and businessmen, solve any obstacles and make suggestions to continuously develop the platform.