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Kuwait to ban expats from working in public sector by 2028


Kuwait is working towards banning all foreigners from working in the public sector by the year 2028, as per latest Moodys report.

Kuwait and India sign fresh domestic labour and visa waiver deal


The Kuwait Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, together with Indian External Affairs Minister Smt.

Efforts on to create fresh job opportunities for nationals in private sector


The Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) is working to implement distinguished efforts towards increasing employment of Kuwaiti nationals, and this includes increasing Kuwaiti labour percentage in the private sector.

Kuwait set to replace 3000 expats with nationals in government sector


The Civil Service Commission has announced plans to form a Committee for follow up and implementation of Civil Service Council Resolution No.

Kuwait all set to sign domestic labour pact with India and three other nations


Kuwait plans to sign deals with four Asian countries to recruit domestic labour with proper regulations, revealed the Socail Affairs and State for Economic Affairs Minister, Hend Al Sabeeh.

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


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


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

New work permits rules in Kuwait


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


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


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


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.

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