Workforce market in Oman
Conventionally, it would have been right to assume that Oman offers plenty of job opportunities in the oil sector but the country’s efforts to diversify its economy have led to the creation of job avenues in other industries as well. What has not changed are the attractive salary packages and favourable tax regime. If we add the virtue of being known as one of the safest countries for expatriates, Oman provides another strong reason to be a preferred job destination. And work-life balance would be only an excuse for spending a weekend outing on the beautiful sea beaches of Oman. Striking similarity with other GCC countries, Oman too has a large expatriate presence in its workforce. A shrinking gender gap in employment is also a good sign, especially from an HR perspective. Omanis and expatriates may soon be allowed to do part-time jobs also which can prove to be a resource pool for hiring in retail and eCommerce.