Few Qataris prefer a career in hospitality due to poor English-speaking skills
Despite the growing size of the industry, the hospitality sector has failed to attract the Qatari youth as a lucrative career.
One of the main reasons for this, as reported by The Peninsula, was the lack of English-speaking skills among the majority of Qatari nationals. Another factor that affects their decision was that hospitality jobs are often “looked down upon” by the community.
As a result, government jobs are often the preferred choice of jobs for Qatari youth, which are often considered as prestigious, high paying and secure.
In fact, a Labour Force Sample Survey released in April 2014 revealed that 77% of unemployed Qataris were not willing to work in the private sector. According to the report released by the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics, respondents cited two main reasons to be: the hours of work (34%) and work timings (20%).