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Oman: Government extends curb on foreign workers

Oman is to extend curbs on the hiring of foreign workers in the construction and housekeeping sectors as part of efforts to save more jobs for local citizens and limit outflows of money from the economy. The hiring of expatriates by private companies in those two sectors will be banned for six months from 4 May, the official Oman News Agency (ONA) quoted manpower minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Al-Bakri as saying on 14 April. The ban was originally introduced for a six-month period in November 2013

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