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KUWAIT CITY, May 31: The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) says it did not deny the recruitment of the required number of workers for any gas station companies.
In a recent press statement, PAM stressed that the concerned companies did not fully use the estimated need approved for them.
It explained that the claims made by gas station companies of not being able to recruit the required number of workers are inaccurate. No one contacted the authority’s officials regarding the problem that is being currently raised, especially since some of those companies have an appropriate need assessment for the nature of the activity that is given based on the requests submitted by company representatives in this regard.
Out of the total need assessments of two refueling stations, there are 505 unrecruited workers.
Oula Fuel Marketing Company has an estimate of need of 892 workers, but the work permits issued for workers from abroad from this estimate was 412. The number of workers actually used is 530, and the estimate of the unused need is 362.
Soor Fuel Marketing Company has an estimated need of 710 workers, and 342 workers were recruited from abroad with work permits. The number of workers actually employed is 567, and the unused need is estimated at 143.
Complaints were raised by some fuel marketing companies, claiming that the authority did not allow them to bring in workers. However, these complaints are inaccurate.
The authority’s decisions regarding the recruitment or use of labor have been consistent in content since 2015.
The list of needs assessment issued by the authority has not seen any fundamental changes, either with regard to these companies or other employers, since 2016, and it is subject to the provisions of the private sector’s labor law.