Qatar Chamber Launches an Online Platform to Help Corona-Affected Workers

  • Online Platform
  • 6 July 2020

Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs, has launched an electronic platform to assist workers affected by the consequences of the Coronavirus pandemic. The platform aims to provide an opportunity for companies that need new employment to contract with existing workers within the country, which were dispensed with due to the repercussions of the Corona pandemic. The platform also aims to assist private sector companies in obtaining the required and skilled labor, thus avoiding any shortage of employment that may cause their projects to be disrupted.

In this context, the General Director of the Chamber, Saleh bin Hamad Al Sharqi, stressed that "retaining skilled labor will be reflected positively on economic and investment activity", pointing out that "the platform is responsible for reconciling companies that require new employment, and between companies that dispensed with employment, in coordination between the Chamber and the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs.

In the middle of last March, Qatar announced several decisions to stop commercial activities, including complexes, as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of the Coronavirus, but it decided, at the beginning of last month, to start a plan to ease restrictions in 4 stages, the first of which began on June 15 to include allowing business complexes to operate 12 hours a day, from eight in the morning until eight in the evening, all weekdays, except for Friday and Saturday.

Source (Al-Arabiya Al-Jadeed Newspaper, Edited)