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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 23: The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) approved the transfer of manpower among different sectors, especially the seven sectors of which transfers of work permits/residencies were banned by the authority in July, reports Al-Qabas daily. Director of the Public Relations and Media Department and the official spokesperson of PAM Aseel Al-Mazyed explained that the authority since March made it easier for employers and employees to transfer work permits. This was aimed to provide the labor market with the necessary manpower locally.
This decision was taken as a result of the conditions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially with the disruption of overseas recruitment. The decision to permit transfer of work/residency permits covers seven sectors – industrial, agricultural, farming, fishing, cooperative societies and unions, and the free trade zone area. On July 15, the authority had reimposed the transfer ban on the seven aforementioned sectors but this ban was lifted on March 3. Al-Mezyad added, “Those who managed to transfer to other sectors before July 15 will not be affected by such a ban next time they want to transfer”.