KUWAIT CITY, Aug 30: As life returns to normalcy in Kuwait after the partial curfew has been lifted by the government that was imposed following the outbreak of the corona pandemic, the oil sector has upped the tempo to recruit Kuwaitis in the administrative and technical jobs to fill the hundreds of vacancies at the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation and its subsidiaries since the recruitment had remained suspended since last March, reports Al-Anba daily.
A senior oil source told the daily as of last Monday, the KPC began interviewing for those who had applied last January and the interviews were disrupted following the outbreak of the pandemic after the Council of Ministers imposed curfew to prevent the spread of the virus. The source stated the KPS is in the process of completing the English language and specialization tests for applicants which will happen within the next two weeks and that the successful candidates will begin work in the oil sector based on the needs of each company.
The source said the employment mechanism in the oil sector is among the top priorities of the Minister of Oil and the Acting Minister of Electricity and Water, Dr. Khaled Al-Fadhel and CEO of the KPC Hashem Sayed Hashem to absorb the largest number of Kuwaitis in the oil sector. He pointed out the KPC and its subsidiaries work hard to support national employment by providing job opportunities for the Kuwaiti youth in cooperation with various educational institutions in Kuwait and are keen to employ Kuwaiti university graduates in various disciplines according to the employment plans that define the needs of the oil sector. He disclosed the total number of appointments during the past five years was 5,226 Kuwaitis, and most of these appointments were technical and in the engineering sector.