UAE resumes issuing permits for jobs

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The UAE will resume issuing entry and work permits for employment in government and semi-government entities, as well as visas for domestic workers, authorities announced on Monday.
Measures to stem the spread of Covid-19, such as PCR tests for workers before they enter the country, as well as quarantine if deemed necessary, will be in place.
The announcement was made by UAE’s official news agency WAM, citing the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship.
Workers holding valid UAE residence visas can continue to enter the country, irrespective of their nationality, including those who work in government and semi-government entities. Those wishing to enter the country are required to submit a request on the website ica.gov.ae.
Since it struck, Covid-19 has cut countless jobs and paychecks around the world. Recruitment experts in the UAE have said salaries dropped by up to 30 per cent – but there remains a silver lining for job hunt-ers: As economic activities resume in the country and businesses start running at full capacity, hiring is now picking up.
Applicants are likely to see vacancies in procure-ment, sales, e-commerce, legal service, life sciences, healthcare and education, with several firms hiring talent already available in the local market, experts said.
Management and consultancy firms have observed an increase in recruitment activity in September. Though the hiring rate is still about 20 per cent lower compared with pre-Covid-19 period, more changes are expected in the coming months.—Agencies