ANNOUNCEMENT 09 Feb 2013In February 2013, the government of Oman announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.
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Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/omans-highest-advisory-body-backs-plans-to-boost-salaries-limit-foreign-workers/2013/02/09/a53beef2-72d7-11e2-b3f3-b263d708ca37_story.html
Yahoo News: http://news.yahoo.com/oman-curb-foreign-workers-lift-minimum-wage-locals-151359237--business.html
On 9 February 2013, the Shura Council of Oman approved a measure reducing the employment of foreigners in the country. The number of foreign workers in Oman is to be reduced to 33 percent of the country's total population, although no timeframe was specified with respect to the full implementation.
Although no official source could be retrieved, major international newspapers have reported on this measure.