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Syrians in Oman grateful for job contract renewals

Sultanate employers extend hand to Syrian employees, offer more work

Construction in Oman weathered the global recession well and continues to grow steadily.
Construction in Oman weathered the global recession well and continues to grow steadily.

Employers in Oman have extended the work contracts of the country's Syrian expatriates, allowing them to stay on in the Sultanate until the devastating conflict in Syria is over.

The Times of Oman reported that about 500 Syrian professionals are working in construction and other fields in Oman.

Particularly grateful are those that were offered jobs after the civil war had already started in their country.

Ahmed Bashar told the Omani daily that he avoided redundancy when he appealed to his employers to renew his contract because he had no home to return to in Damascus.

He said: “My family home has been bombed and I have no job back in Damascus. I am very thankful to my sponsor for giving me employment for another two years. It really shows how Omani people sympathise with our problems back home.”

The government of Oman has also retained all of the Syrians working in the civil service department in a show of solidarity with those affected by the fighting.

 

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