15,000 job opportunities and extended leave policy announced for Kuwaitis

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Kuwait government approves 15,000 jobs and enhances patient companion leave.

KUWAIT CITY, June 8: Sharida Al-Maousherji, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs announced the approval of 15,000 job opportunities for male and female job seekers registered in the central employment system. The decision is part of a comprehensive job needs plan tailored to applicants’ academic backgrounds and corresponding job titles.

In addition to the job initiatives, amendments to the rules and conditions of patient companion’s leave abroad were approved, extending it to a full year with full salary. This adjustment aims to accommodate the circumstances of the patient and their companion.

Furthermore, the establishment of the “Kuwait National Center for Disease Prevention and Control” was sanctioned, signifying a pivotal step in enhancing the public health system under the Ministry of Health’s auspices.

In related developments, sources confirmed that the Civil Service Commission requested the Ministry of Finance to create 2,202 financial grades for employees transferred from the Provincial Affairs Council. These include 2,180 general job grades and 22 assistant job grades.

Dr. Issam Al-Rubaian, the head of the bureau, urged the ministry to coordinate with 24 ministries and government agencies following the employees’ transfers. The objective is to ensure timely salary disbursements from the 1st of the month by the respective departments’ guidelines.

Employees from the governorate were transitioned to their new roles and given a two-week window to commence work, starting from the 2nd of the month until the 16th. The last official working day before the Eid al-Adha holiday will be on the 13th, with the subsequent three days designated as off days.

To facilitate smooth payroll processing, finance departments across ministries and government agencies were instructed to send payrolls to banks before the 13th of the month to ensure June salaries are disbursed on time.

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