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Panel Passes Labour Law Amendments in Favour of Expats in Kuwait

Along with its plans to “Kuwaitize” its public and private sectors, the government is also now looking at initiatives on how to restructure the state’s organisation, and resolve deficit problems, and cut down on expenditures. These efforts are all aimed at organizing the state’s administrative structure, and then resolve other problems regarding labor and manpower resources and [...]

Kuwait Celebrates 3-Day Holiday for National and Liberation Day 2019

Despite being an almost ideal country for expats, Kuwait, being an Arab country is still far from the heaven expats hope it would be. As a country, it also faces challenges in providing jobs for its local manpower resources; hence the term Kuwaitization. Also, one of the most controversial aspects of working in a country [...]

Is Kuwait Finally Shutting Expats Out?

Is Kuwait Finally Shutting Expats Out?

The next seven years will see a significant drop in the number of expats living in the country when the Kuwaiti government finally executes its plan to balance the demographics of its residents as shared in a report by the Kuwait Times. ALSO READ: Program to Evaluate Need for Expat Workers Approved The government’s legal [...]

Gov’t all set to Fully “Kuwaitize” Public Sector

The Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan called on to all bodies subject to the ministry to submit a schedule for replacing expats holding posts in the government with citizens, as shared in a report by the Kuwait Times. The ministry’s decision follows the plan of the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) on replacing expats [...]

New Provisions for Transfer of Expat Workers Visa Released

In its bid to address concerns over population imbalance and the need to regulate its labour market, the Kuwait government through the Ministry of Interior (MoI) along with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour (MoSAL), the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and the Public Authority of Manpower (PAM) have released a series of procedures [...]

In a statement given by MP Khalil Al-Saleh, Head of the National Assembly Committee for the replacement of expats working in the government last March 18, the panel working on the proposed labour changes has already decided to push for the complete Kuwaitization by 2023 in accordance with the government’s vision and timeline. Currently, there [...]