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Government may consider allocating 90,500 jobs for expats in Ministries

5/7/2018

A document, which was recently obtained by a daily, revealed that the government in Kuwait has allocated funds for providing 90,500 jobs for expatriates in the Ministries and government institutions by increasing about 5000 new jobs for expatriates in those entities, financial year-ended March 2019.

Mandatory seven-hour work days for public sector employees

21/6/2018

The government departments and other public sector enterprises have begun implementing the mandatory seven hour work days.

New work permits rules in Kuwait

24/5/2018



According to the Public Authority for Manpower, expatriates may be allowed to renew their work permits six months before expiry of the permits.

New regulations for work permits

10/5/2018

The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) has adopted a new set of regulations that specifies procedure for granting work permits in civil and oil sectors.

Kuwait witnesses a black market scenario for hiring domestic helps

3/5/2018

Amidst the ongoing issue of domestic workers in Kuwait, particularly, with the recent escalation of crisis which led to a ban on recruitment of workers from Philippines, the country is now seeing a black market of domestic workers, plotted by some people who are keen on exploiting the issue for personal gain and profits, say recent reports.

Kuwait Education Ministry to terminate expat teachers

1/3/2018

The Ministry of Education is all set to handover termination letters to hundreds of expat teachers and staff this month, the sources in the ministry revealed.

Government nod for replacement of 17,000 expats with Kuwaitis in private sector

12/1/2018

The Secretary General of the Government and Manpower Restructuring Program (GMRP), Fawzi Al-Magdali, revealed that there is a proposal to increase the number of Kuwaitis in private sector.

Expat employees must constitute only 30percent of workforce

17/10/2017

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has approved a proposal submitted by MP Dr.

Dual health insurance necessary for visa renewal of expat parents

15/9/2017

The main objective of additional charges on health insurance paid through insurance companies for those desiring to renew family residency visas for parents, is to cover the cost of medical services in government and private health facilities, the Ministry of Interior revealed.

Minimum monthly wages set at KD75 for private and oil sector workers

30/6/2017

Ministerial decision number 14/2017 set the minimum monthly wages paid for workers in the private and oil sectors at KD75, Ahmad Al-Moussa, Acting Director of Public Authority of Manpower said.

Domestic workers holding illegal driving licenses banned from residency renewal

23/9/2016

The Assistant Undersecretary for Passports and Citizenship Affairs in the Interior Ministry, Maj.

Kuwait streamlines recruitment of Indian Nurses

20/5/2016

The issue of Nursing Recruitment may be solved to an extent, as serious efforts are being made to streamline the issue at the earliest, confirmed HE Sunil Jain, the Indian Ambassador to Kuwait.

Kuwait public sectors move to lay-off expat employees, boost nationalisation

8/4/2016



Several ministries and government bodies in Kuwait have begun taking measures towards reducing the number of expat employees in order to provide more job opportunities for nationals and slash expenses in the state’s budget.

Kuwait government authorizes new agency for job seekers from Kerala

3/7/2015

As a welcome relief for job aspirants from Kerala, Kuwait government authorized a new agency having operations in the state, to hold medical screening of job seekers.

Law amendment mandates salary transfers through banks for expat workers

8/6/2015

The Council of Ministers in Kuwait amended Article 57 of the Private sector Labour Law No 6/2010, which states that some activities are exempted from transfer of salaries of expat workers to local bank.

Kuwait to re-start work permit issuance from mid-April

10/4/2015

Kuwait will begin issuing work permits by mid-April this year, following a new decision pertaining to financial guarantee of KD250.

Indian jobseekers lament over six-fold hike in medical test fee

20/3/2015

Indians, seeking a job in Kuwait may henceforth have to shell out nearly Rs 24,000 as pre-employment medical tests, said a notification from the Consulate General of Kuwait in Mumbai.

Employment outside sponsorship to attract heavy fine

20/3/2015

A draft bill on amending Article 183 of Private Sector Labour Law No 6/2010 has been issued, wherein anyone caught employing a person, who is not sponsored under his sponsorship, will have to shell out a fine amount of KD5000 henceforth.

Labour Ministry likely to increase work permit issuance fee for expats

6/2/2015

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour has issued a decision to increase all fees pertaining to issuance of work permits, visa renewal and visa transfer for expatriates.

Labour Ministry proposes quota system for expats

23/1/2015

The Minister of Social Affairs and Labour and State Minister for Planning and Development Affairs, Hind Al-Sabeeh, said that the Ministry has begun implementing the plan adopted for modifying the population structure in Kuwait, and that this is being done based on study conducted in collaboration with concerned authorities.

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