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Renewable energy employs 8.1m globally

More than 8.1 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry, a five per cent increase from last year, according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) at its 11th council meeting.

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Renewable energy employs 8.1m globally

More than 8.1 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry, a five per cent increase from last year, according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) at its 11th council meeting.

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Saudi eyes new quotas, incentives to cut unemployment

Saudi Arabia's government plans a new set of labour quotas and incentives to reduce unemployment as it tries to wean its economy off oil exports, Labour Minister Mufrej Al-Haqbani said. The changes are part of a wider reform p

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Non-bank drives jobs growth in Bahrain financial sector

Employment in Bahrain’s financial services industry grew by 2.8 per cent during 2015, with a total of 13,877 people employed at end-2015 compared with 13,496 at end-2014, according to new data released by the Central Bank of Bahrain.

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GCC women expect job difficulties in 2016

While a majority of women in the GCC have expressed a preference for working in the finance industry, they also highlighted strong dislikes for particular industries and expect difficulties related to entering the workforce, a report said.

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Govts urged on digitisation to boost labour market

Governments around the world are urged to harness digitisation and re-imagine labour markets to drive down unemployment, upskill the workforce, and grow their economies in a new report. Global unemployment has reached nearly 200 m

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80pc of fresh Mena graduates ‘unprepared for jobs’

Eighty 80 per cent of fresh graduates in the Mena are leaving university unprepared for the workforce claiming college did not help them identify suitable job opportunities, a report said. Just under one-third (29 per cent) of you

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Key UAE, Qatar employment law developments in focus

Senior legal and human resource executives gathered in Abu Dhabi, UAE to consider the impact of the planned changes in employment contracting procedures to come into effect in the UAE on January 1 as well as recent changes in Qatar regulating

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InterCon signs MOC with Amman Labour Ministry

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) with the Ministry of Labour (MOL) and Amman Chamber of Commerce (ACC), to attract, train and employ Jordanians in the tourism sector. The MOC was inked at

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2.5pc jobs growth for Bahrainis in 12 months

Employment among Bahrainis increased by 2.5 per cent in the 12 months to June this year, according to new figures released by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA). Total employment growth hit 6.5 per cent, with 710,296 pe

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