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KUWAIT CITY, July 31: According to informed sources in the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM), the authority has completed the preparation of a study on amending the ratios of national labor in non-governmental agencies. They explained that the sectors concerned with determining the ratios are waiting for the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to update the National Classification for the Economic Activities currently in force, which is “ISIC2” to “ISIC4”, especially after the success of the government agencies in upgrading their classification and working according to the latest standard.
The National Classification for Economic Activities “ISIC4” is a guide that unifies the description of economic activities for each sector within a unified code according to the International Standard Industrial Classification issued by the Economic and Social Council at the United Nations.
After the Ministry of Commerce updates the classification, the study will be submitted with the proposed ratios to amend a decision attributing national employment in the private sector to a new proposal after submitting it to the Economic Committee of the Council of Ministers for study and then to the council to take a decision on it, especially since its issuance has become urgent.
The aim of the amendment of the decision is to urge companies to abide by the percentages included in the employment of national labor. This contributes to creating hundreds of jobs for citizens wishing to work in the private sector, and to relieving the pressure on the government sector. In keeping with the international standards in the economic field, PAM also seeks to reconsider the percentages of national employment assigned to non-governmental entities.
The sources stressed that the new amendment effectively contributes to confronting the phenomenon of fake employment in the private sector, especially after companies and business owners in the private sector identified their activities. They revealed that the total national labor registered in chapters three and five ranges between 65,000 and 68,000, who receive more than KD 600 million annually. By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh Arab Times Staff