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Kuwaitis remain hesitant in taking up certain jobs

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: Despite the increase in the number of workers in government agencies that resulted in disguised unemployment for citizens due to some factors such as poor distribution process in government agencies — the major factor mentioned in several reports, citizens remain hesitant in taking certain jobs as shown in the statistics and manpower requests submitted to the Civil Service Commission (CSC), reports Al- Jarida daily. This indicates scarcity of applicants for some jobs in spite of the tens of thousands of educational outputs annually.

According to the report of the CSC, the government needs manpower for 32 job titles that were categorized into 11 job groups based on the job grading classifi- cation of the CSC; which includes seven job groups for those with university degrees or higher (25 job titles) and four groups for diploma holders (seven job titles).

As per the manpower need requests, the medical sector has been suffering the most severe manpower scarcity for years; particularly these jobs — human doctor, dentist, nurse and assistant nurse. This is in addition to medical support jobs under the medical laboratory specializations like Radiology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, dental laboratory, sterilization, Respiratory Therapy and Nuclear Medicine as well as the need to fill up the title ‘veterinarian’ in the Veterinary Medicine Group.

Government agencies have expressed their need for program designer, junior document and information analyst, computer operator and cybersecurity specialist in the Information Systems and Technology Group. As for the Teaching Group, there is a need for Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Arabic, French, Biology and Art teachers. For the Mathematics and Statistics Group, the need is for statistical analyst.

In addition, government agencies need diploma holders such as food inspector in the Inspection Group; secretary and typist in the Administrative Support Group; assistant computer engineer, technician and second electronics or equipment technician in the Engineering Group, and legal clerk in the Law Group

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