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MOI Directs to Expand Sources of Expatriate Labor in Kuwait

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KUWAIT CITY, May 3: The Public Authority for Manpower has announced that Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled, the First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Acting Minister of Defense, has instructed the opening of new cooperation frameworks to recruit expatriate workers from new countries. The aim of this move is to meet the increasing demand for manpower in Kuwait’s labor market.

To fulfill this directive, the Minister of Interior has instructed the authority to coordinate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to sign memorandums of understanding with new labor-exporting countries. The Public Authority for Manpower has also highlighted that it is committed to implementing Labor Law No. 6 of 2010 and Domestic Labor Law No. 68 of 2015, which provide comprehensive protection for workers’ rights, reports Al Qabas.

The authority further emphasized that these initiatives align with Kuwait’s broader policy to diversify the sources of expatriate labor and adjust the demographics of the country. These efforts aim to bridge the gap in the labor market and ensure a sufficient workforce in various sectors of the economy.

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