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Study: Young Qataris not qualified to meet demands of labor market

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There exists a wide disparity between the types of jobs that nationals seek and the positions that need filling in Qatar, a new study by the Ministry of Labor has found.

Though high school graduates are attracted to government jobs because of their enticing pay packages, the demand for nationals who have specialized training is growing, the report states.

It adds that job seekers consider manual or labourer jobs as “socially unacceptable.”

Gulf Times reports:

The study indicated that a good number of those high school graduates with high scores have better chances if they pursue their studies in the technical fields highly demanded by the local market. Yet, their current qualifications are not even suitable for the demands of the labour market…

Among the most required specialties by recruiters are professionals in the field of business administration, IT, and proficiency in English.

Meanwhile, despite the demand for job applicants who have a good handle of English, Qatar University has reported a surge in enrollment after relaxing its admissions requirements and switching its language of instruction from English to Arabic.

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Credit: Photo by Jon Liu

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