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Legal action vowed against firms hiring illegal workers

‘Violators must amend status’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 29: The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) has launched strict procedures to put an end to violations related to the employment of illegal workers in companies and various establishments, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting official sources.

They explained that PAM has been reviewing the files of hundreds of companies in all six governorates that obtained licenses through a partnership between the Inspection Department and the Needs Assessment Department. The violators were notified of the need to amend their status.

The violations that were recorded on establishments and companies included stopping the assessment of the needs of unfurnished companies that obtained licenses as shops or various activities, but did not respond to the needs assessment department, and the provision of appropriate jobs for those registered on the file, which made it necessary to stop the file and disable all forms of actions until the situation is corrected.

The sources said, “The two departments will make daily visits to companies registered in the governorates to make sure of the total number of existing workers, and compare them with the numbers disbursed by the needs assessment department. In the event that it is confirmed there are no workers and the companies are empty, the job title is temporarily deleted, but it will be re-added when needed using a form given to business owners in coordination with specialized employees”.

Meanwhile, Director of the Inspection Department at PAM Fahad Al-Murad revealed that the campaign, which is carried out on activities and companies that are not committed to laws and regulations, aims to make them aware of the seriousness of the matter in terms of what they are doing on the labor market system.

Murad said, “After making sure that the workers registered on the facilities are not committed, legal measures are taken against the employer and the worker until the conditions are modified, and the files are stopped and referred to the competent authorities for investigation”.

In a similar statement, Supervisor of the Needs Assessment Department in Ahmadi Governorate Nasser Al-Jarib affirmed that the Needs Assessment Department is taking measures on its part by suspending the needs assessment files temporarily, until the situation is corrected. Al-Jarib stressed that stopping the need assessment files stops the transfer, renewal and cancellation of work permits until the review is completed and the situation is corrected.

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