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Al-Jolo: Employers are finding it difficult to recruit skilled professionals. 

The Gulf region's engineering sector is facing a host of mounting challenges, including an acute shortage of qualified professionals, a senior industry professional said on Wednesday.

Qatar Society of Engineers (QSE) chairman Ahmed Jassim al-Jolo observed that even though the ongoing infrastructural developments in the region required the services of a large number of qualified and competent engineering professionals along with skilled workers, many employers were finding it difficult to recruit and deploy trained hands in adequate numbers.
The shortage of skilled professionals, said al-Jolo, had adversely affected the infrastructural developments in the region, including in Qatar, where a large number of mega projects are in different stages of execution.
Qatar, he said, was executing many major industrial, infrastructural and residential projects, including Qatar Rail, New Doha Port, expressways and a number of utility ventures in water and electricity.
However, owing to the shortage of skilled workforce being faced in the country some of the major projects are going way behind the schedule, he said. Read More 

Date: 18 - 02 - 2015

Source: Gulf Times By Ramesh Mathew Staff Reporter


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