Tanmia holds workshop to train GCC delegates in Gulf Labour Market Information System
The UAE Ministry of Labour and Tanmia, the National Human Resources Development and Employment Authority launched the innovative Gulf Labour Market Information System (LMIS) by holding the first three-day workshop to train delegates from the six Gulf Cooperation Council states at Tanmia offices today (Monday, September 18, 2006).
The LMIS is a comprehensive system designed to collect, analyse and disseminate quantitative and qualitative information about the composition and trends in GCC labour supply and demand across all economic sectors, occupations and localities. Implemented by Tanmia’s Centre for Labour Market Research and Information, the system will help to guide policy and decisions being taken by decision makers, organisations and researchers in the region.
The workshop will be conducted by instructors from Tanmia. The sessions will help participants from GCC countries to understand specifications of the Gulf Labour Market Information System and how the data entry and reports work, enabling them to implement the system in their respective countries.
According to TANMIA The new system will gather comprehensive and reliable data about the GCC labour market, and make it available through trusted channels to employers, training institutions, employment services and job-seekers thus helping to integrate labour market policies, monitor demographic changes and ensure increased employment of nationals across the region.
Tanmia, the National Human Resources Development & Employment Authority in the UAE, was established by a Presidential decree in November 1999, to address the imbalance in the labour market, due to excessive dependence on expatriate workforce. Tanmia is engaged in a coordinating role, between national job seekers and employers in the private and government sectors, to facilitate increased entry of nationals in the labour market. The responsibilities that rest with the Authority are: to set up the overall policy of the Authority and supervise its implementation, conduct sustained operational and administrative labour market studies and analysis, provide career counseling and guidance to the national work force, follow-up and evaluate employment of nationals in public and private sectors, support small investment enterprises through the establishment of self-employment projects for national human resources and develop programmes for training and qualifying nationals seeking employment, in conformity with the labour market needs.
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