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From July, shopping malls, supermarkets must hire Omanis for these professions

Work permits will not be renewed for expat workers after the expiry of their contract.

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Sunday, May 2, 2021

MUSCAT: Omanis must be hired to practice some professions in shopping malls and supermarkets, starting from July 20, 2021, Ministry of Labour said on Sunday.

In a statement issued, the Ministry said only Omanis will be practicing the following professions in shopping malls and supermarkets based on ministerial decree no. 2021 / 8.

  1. Customer service, cashier, currency exchange and administration
  2. Shelf trackers

“The Ministry of Labour announces to owners of shopping malls and supermarkets to adhere to the ministerial decree no. 2021 / 8 which will be implemented starting from July 20, 2021,” the statement said.

The Ministry also urged every one to adhere to the decision in order to avoid penalties against violators. “Work permits for these professions will not be renewed for expat workers after the expiry of their contract,” Ministry added.

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