Bahrain economic recovery plan contributed to raising employment rates | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

Bahrain economic recovery plan contributed to raising employment rates

TDT | Manama           

The Daily Tribune –

Labour Minister Jameel bin Mohammed Al Humaidan has stressed that the economic recovery initiatives have contributed to boosting employment rates, reducing unemployment among citizens, continuing work to supplement the national economy, developing the labor market and promising sectors, and attracting more investments.

Such advances are in line with the comprehensive development process led by HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and followed up by HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister.

The minister was speaking at the 48th session of the Arab Labour Conference in the Egyptian capital Cairo on September 18-26.

He stressed that the government has accorded great attention to empowering the labour market to keep pace with digital development and support Artificial Intelligence with initiatives in accordance with progress requirements and the diversity of labor market needs in the productive and service sectors.

The advanced electronic services provided by the Kingdom contributed to facing the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy and the labour market, he said.

Bahrain also achieved multiple success stories and it was considered a global model as this policy was able to ensure the stability of national workers and to avoid layoffs by providing financial support packages to private sector enterprises, he added.

The minister touched on Bahrain’s efforts to promote human resource development and noted that the Kingdom has harnessed many resources and capabilities for human resource qualification and development programs in line with future needs.

The Kingdom also launched the National Labour Market Plan 2021-2023 that seeks to transform present challenges into opportunities.

The plan will contribute to shaping future policies for public and higher education institutions as well as to developing education outcomes to serve the changing needs of the labor market.