‘Kuwaitisation’ on private sector jobs put on hold to provide time for further studies and labour market scene.
26 May 2022, 12:00 AM
30 June 2022, 12:00 AM
Kuwait’s labour authorities have delayed a move to replace more foreigners with citizens in the private sector as part of an employment known as “Kuwaitisation” in the country.
The board of the state Public Authority of Manpower (PAM) has delayed to provide time for further studies on the rates of envisaged Kuwaitisation, “appropriate proposals” and the labour market scene, Al Rai added, citing close sources.
“According to the delayed plan, there was no specific percentage to increase the numbers of Kuwaitis employed by the private sector. But the increase varies from one sector to another,” the sources added.
The sources said that the government’s resignation came as an additional factor prompting the delay decision.
In April, the government of Sabah Al Khalid tendered its resignation.
“The PAM seeks to consolidate presence of young Kuwaitis in different institutions of the private sector as part of enhanced human development,” the sources said.
They added that major economic sectors, mainly banks, have met Kuwaitisation targets.