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Wednesday , September 29 2021

‘Promulgation of law has reduced number of non-productive expats’

National workforce in private sector increases

KUWAIT CITY, June 2: Chairman of the Replacement and Employment Committee, of the National Assembly MP Khalil Al-Saleh, said the Committee will meet on Sunday) to discuss the issue of about 10,000 jobless Kuwaitis, who are holding high school certificates and below and are registered with the Civil Service Commission (CSC), reports Al-Rai daily.

Al-Saleh stressed these citizens must be employed and the Civil Service Commission must address this issue as soon as possible. “We will discuss with them in the meeting the mechanism for finding solutions by either completing the study if possible, or finding them jobs according to their qualifications’’, Al- Saleh added.

On the other hand, the acting Director-General of the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM), Ahmed Al-Mousa, said the measures taken by PAM under the directives of the Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh since the date of its establishment according to Law No. 109 of 2013 have contributed positively to the reduction of the number of non-productive expatriate workers, and increase in the numbers of national workforce in the private sector, reports Al-Anba daily.

Al-Mousa explained the PAM statistics show a decline in the number of expatriate workers against the increase of national labor during the first quarter of 2018 compared to 2017. He indicated the number of expatriate workers fell from 1,606,186 in 2017 to 1,601,677 in 2018, while the number of national labor increased from 67,957 workers in 2017 to 71,655 in 2018.

He pointed out the intensification of security campaigns to arrest residence and labor law violators in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Kuwait Municipality and the Public Authority for Civil Information contributed to control the workers. Moreover, the inspection of agricultural holdings helped verify the extent if employment of the sponsored workers.

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