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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.

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

12/9/2014

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

5/9/2014

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

11/4/2014

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

11/4/2014

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

28/3/2014

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

Labour Ministry may re-open recruitment of foreign labour soon

7/2/2014

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour (MSAL) announced early this week that it would soon reopen doors to recruit foreign labour for every activity without exceptions, and that the ministry is now working on the executive regulations to be followed.

GCC nationals prefer to work in Kuwait public, private sectors

6/12/2013

Kuwait is the top destination for GCC nationals who wish to work in government and private sectors, said a report by GCC Secretariat yesterday.

Nepal, Madagascar indefinitely bans export of maids to Kuwait

18/10/2013

The governments of Nepal and Madagascar have imposed an indefinite ban on sending housemaids to Kuwait.

Education Ministry terminates jobs of teachers with more than 25 yrs of service

18/10/2013

The Ministry of Education in Kuwait recently terminated the contracts of all expatriate Head of Departments (HoD) with more than 25 years of service, working in Ahmadi educational area schools.

New development projects in Kuwait create youth job opportunities

22/7/2013

The Ministry of State for Housing Affairs and Minister of Communications, Salem Al-Otheina announced that the two ministries are likely to implement various development projects in partnership with private sector institutions which will be a major source of job creation for Kuwaiti youth.

GCC likely to issue new foreign labour regulation

26/4/2013

The Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) will soon pass a law regulating foreign labour in its member countries, amidst concerns in India and other nations over a similar law passed in Saudi Arabia which reserves 10 percent of jobs for nationals.

Kuwait Labour Ministry resumes work permit procedures

4/1/2013

The Social Affairs and Labour Ministry in Kuwait has resumed processing work permits and iqama transfers, following the suspension of transaction processing for inventory purposes over the last two weeks.

Labour Ministry employees concerned over non-payment of salaries

5/11/2012

Nearly 100 employees in the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour have forwarded a complaint letter to the Minister about non-payment of their salaries for more than 17 months.

New law for expats to accept part-time jobs to be passed soon

14/9/2012

A law that permits expatriates to pursue part-time jobs in the private sector will be approved within two weeks, said Hamad Al-Kandari, the Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, in Kuwait.

New national employment percentage in Kuwaiti banks may hit expat workforce

10/7/2012

Local banks in Kuwait may be compelled to cut down on its expatriate manpower if the number of Kuwait employees has to be raised from 60 to 66 percent.

Increased online job opportunities noted in this year

29/6/2012

The online job opportunities this year, has far exceeded last year in Kuwait, says the latest Monster Employment Index Middle East.

Majority of respondents to leading survey favour salary growth

13/4/2012

Nearly 54percent of 400 respondents to a recent survey by a leading daily, mentioned that they are in favour of increasing their salaries, despite its negative impact on the economy, while the rest 42 percent have opposed the increment.

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