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Oman: Expatriate hiring ban extended for six months

Oman has extended its ban on hiring expatriates in 87 positions in 10 different industries, including information and technology, sales and marketing, insurance and engineering. Employers will not be able to hire expatriates to fill jobs in any of the affected positions until January 2019. The affected industries include:

  • Information Technology
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Administration and Human Resources
  • Insurance
  • Information / Media
  • Medical professions
  • Aviation professions
  • Engineering professions
  • Technical professions

Oman has placed restrictions on companies hiring foreign nationals as construction workers, cleaners and carpenters, workers in metal or brick factories, salesmen or purchase representatives. Exemptions may be available to certain international consulting companies or companies that are working on government projects.

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