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.
In line with its efforts to achieve RAK Vision 2030 with a focus on adopting Emiratization policies through providing job opportunities to Emirati talents and preparing the Emirati youth to enter the labor market and work in all sectors through introducing and executing training and development programs that meet future work requirements, the Department of Human Resources launched RAK Careers Portal..
The Department of Human Resources – RAK Careers Portal
Ras Al Khaimah Jobs – an initiative of the Ras Al Khaimah Government, is the first employment network in RAK to offer 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.
RAK Careers is the first digital government recruitment portal in the Emirate. You can log into the portal to view and apply to vacancies and internships available at government and private organizations in Ras Al Khaimah.
For more information and to sign up, please visit: www.careers.rak.ae.
To contact the Department of Human Resources – Emiratization Department:
Tel: 97172043559 / 97172043560
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