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71.4 pct of Kuwaitis employed last 2 months in private sector

PAM refers team to Legal Dept

KUWAIT CITY, March 3: Among the Kuwaiti citizens who received employment this year, 71.4 percent of them are in the private sector and the remaining in the public sector, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to statistics issued by Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP), more than 720 Kuwaiti citizens of different educational qualifications were appointed in the private sector in the last two months, while 288 Kuwaiti citizens were appointed in the public sector during this period. A total of 95,971 Kuwaiti citizens have been appointed in the private sector since the inception of MGRP in 2001 until 2018.

More than 11,501 citizens who do not have jobs, do not receive pension or are not registered in any educational institutes have registered for jobs in the last six months. The statistics reveal that 5,042 Kuwaiti citizens were employed in the private sector and 5,826 in the public sector in the year 2017. In 2016, 6,428 citizens were employed in the private sector and 5,826 in the public sector.

Meanwhile, Secretary General of MGRP Fawzi Al-Majdali launched the “National Labor Strategy” which is mainly aimed at ensuring the private sector can provide large number of job opportunities for Kuwaiti citizens. This strategy will involve the availability of an online register with details about the qualifications and experiences of citizens who are seeking jobs.

The conditions to be listed in the online register are – The applicants should hold Kuwaiti citizenship. Their educational qualification should not be less than diploma. PhD holders should have at least five-year experience, and master’s degree holders should have at least seven-year experience. High-level graduates must have at least 15 years of experience and diploma holders at least 20 years for experience.

Meanwhile, Director General of Public Authority of Manpower Mubarak Al-Jafour has referred the team that is responsible for preparing work permits in the authority to the Legal Department for investigations on the issuance of thousands of residence permits under the sponsorship of cooperative societies and governmental contracts, and as farmers, fishermen and shepherds, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources.

They explained that the authority had taken a decision on April 25, 2016 to suspend the transfer of residencies of laborers from cooperative societies’ sector to the private sector. Another decision was issued on June 18, 2015 to prevent the transfer of residencies that are under governmental contracts or of farming, industrial, fishing and shepherding sector to the private sector.

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