Work and Employment in RAK
If you wish to work in Ras Al Khaimah, this section provides you with the procedures used in order to apply for a job, and to enrol in Government Employment Programs. You can also learn about the relevant applicable laws, such as the LabourLaw and the Human Resources Law, which define the rights and duties of employees.
Ras Al Khaimah is keen on developing specialised cadres that contribute to the national development process and meet the need of the work force in the government sector. This is achieved through the implementation of carefully formulated plans and training programs and the provision of a variety of job opportunities. It also encourages the public and private sectors to adopt the Emiratisation policy. If you are looking for a job, there are many national institutions in Ras Al Khaimahthat you can apply to.
Ras Al Khaimah Jobs
Ras Al Khaimah Jobs – an initiative of the Ras Al KhaimahGovernment, is the first employment network in RAKtooffer the best employment opportunities with direct contact to thousands of employers. It has brought employees and employers together with its employment services in fields such as Engineering, Information Technology, Finance, Accounting, Administration, Management and many more.
Ras Al Khaimah Jobs’ database is considered to be one of the most extensive resources of applications for employment, and is constantly updated to display the latest jobs to help job seekers find jobs in coordination with featured employers in the emirate.
For more information or to subscribe, please visit http://www.jobs.rak.ae/en/.
Ministry of Human Resources &Emiratisation:
The Emiratisationobjectives are the following:
• Achieve full employment of national human resources.
• Reduce the foreign labour component of the total workforce.
• Increase the supply of a qualified and skilled national workforce to meet the labour market needs.
• Develop the practical competencies and potential of the national workforce.
The Emiratisationprovides services to all UAE Nationals, covering all aspects of preparation and employment, once the jobseeker is registered on the Authority’s website: www.tanmia.ae, or has personally communicated with a Branch office of the Authority.
Required Documents for Registration
✓ Emirates ID Card
✓ UAE Passport (Valid)
✓ Family Book
✓ Academic Certificates
✓ Work Experience Certificates (Previous Experience, if any)
✓ Training Courses (Volunteer/Summer Programs)
Phone: +971 4 325 8811
Fax: +971 4 325 8887
RAK Education, Training and Careers Exhibition (RAK Exhibition Centre)
The Ras Al KhaimahEducation, Training and Careers Exhibition hosted by the Ras Al Khaimah Exhibition Centre, provides UAE nationals inRas Al Khaimahwith learning, training or employment opportunities. This Exhibition is accorded great attention and ongoing support by His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, and HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah, because of its importance in providing jobs and supportingthe economic and social development in Ras Al Khaimah.
For more details, please visit theRas Al Khaimah Exhibition Centre website.
While expatriates working in the Government andPrivate sector are not eligible for pension, they are eligible for end-of-service benefits also known as gratuity. However, Emiratis working in both, the Government and Private sectors are eligible for pension provided they have fulfilled certain conditions as stipulated by the General Authority for Pension & Social Security (GAPSS). These include either reaching the retirement age of 60, or having worked for a minimum 20 years in total in a government/private sector job, provided that he/she has submitted his/her resignation.
Pension is calculated based on 60% of the last received salary. Pension funds are built up and invested by GAPSS from initial investments made by the employee and employer. In the Government sector, an employee contributes 5% of his salary towards the pension fund, while the government contributes 15%. Emiratis employed in the private sector also contribute 5% of their salary, the private sector employer contributes 12.5% and the government contributes 2.5%.
The government also guarantees a Social Security Allowance for women working in the local or federal government who are sole bread-winners for their Emirati children. Eligible women having Emirati children include divorcees, widows or those married to Emirati men with disabilities who are unable to work. For cases where the husband is unemployed, the woman must give a written declaration to this effect, to be eligible for Social Security Allowance.
To ensure that you receive your rightful pension benefits, all retirees and eligible pensioners are required to regularly update their data with GPSSA.
For more information, visit https://eservices.gpssa.gov.ae/en/Pages/default.aspx