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Kuwait Education Ministry to terminate expat teachers


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


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


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

Dual health insurance necessary for visa renewal of expat parents


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


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


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

Kuwait streamlines recruitment of Indian Nurses


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

Work permit issuance for all jobs to be granted from early 2015


The Director General of Public Authority for Manpower, Jamal al-Dousari has announced that the issuance of work permits for all types of companies and jobs will be allowed from early next year.

Kuwait employers confirm hiring in the next quarter


According to the latest MENA Job Index Survey, and YouGov, a research and consulting organization, 35 percent of companies in Kuwait are surely hiring over the next three months, with 69 percent of these looking to hire upto 10 people, mostly junior executive positions.

Kuwait keen on stabilizing expat labour conditions


The Assistant Undersecretary for Labour Affairs at Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour, Jamal Al-Dousari said that Kuwait is eager to stabilize the condition of expat labourers, indicating that new labour law in the private sector favours the employees and protects their rights and that of employeers too.

91000 expat employees work in Kuwait Public Sector, reveal CSC statistics


Nearly 91,000 expats are currently working in the public sector in Kuwait, reveals latest statistics (as of end of last week) by the Civil Service Commission.

Labour Ministry finalizes new regulations for Kuwait labour market


The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour recently finalized the new instructions for regulating the labour market in the country.

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