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Manpower Authority to Restrict Files of Companies that Fail to Pay Salaries on Time

Where labour issues are concerned in Kuwait, the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) is the primary authority that attends to these. And while there are many issues to be addressed in terms of labour practices and manpower allocation, the issue concerning delay in salaries hits workers (both locals and expats) the worst because there are [...]

Gov’t to Implement New Systems in Renewal and Transfer of Residence among Private Sector Employees

As the government continues to implement restrictions to curb the number of expat employees not only in the public sector but also in the private sector, new systems are continuously being introduced to meet the national programme’s (Kuwaitization) goals and to address the disparity in worker and resident demographics. ALSO READ: Number of Non-Kuwaiti Employees [...]

Gov’t Identifies System Glitch in Illegal Transfer of Expats in Private Sector

With the manpower movement becoming a staple issue in Kuwait these days, any irregularities noted in the process are put into spotlight right away. This is especially important for expats more than anyone because the changes applied by the government deliberately affect what they are required to do in order to be allowed to work [...]

Government Imposes New Expat Fees

Gov’t Imposes New Expat Fees

In its bid for Kuwaitisation in the next four years, the government has been setting new policies into effect which will help it realize its goals for its labour and manpower sector. What this means for expats are new policies affecting their residency and employment status in the country, but most notably this comes in [...]

Lawmakers Frown Over Dominance of Some Expat Communities in Kuwait

Still in line with the country’s bid to restructure its manpower resources and allocation, as well as to provide more opportunities for nationals to find work in both private and public firms, the government is now studying the benefits of restructuring its population demographics, as well. This move has taken into consideration of the national [...]

Gov’t Looks to Upgrade e-Services to Address Corruption, Visa Trafficking in Kuwait

With the support of HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah and in cooperation with the Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT), the 6th E-Government Forum (EGOV6) was successfully launched with the theme: ‘Managing Transformation Towards Digitalization’ in the Al-Baraka Ballroom of Crowne Plaza hotel last December 4 (Tuesday), as shared in a report [...]

Program to Evaluate Need for Expat Workers Approved

A new project to gauge the need for expat workers in government positions has been approved by the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) according to Hassan Al-Khidher Deputy Director General for Expatriate Workers Affairs at Public Authority for Manpower (PAM), as shared in a report by the Arab Times. ALSO READ: Government all set to [...]

Program to Evaluate Need for Expat Workers Approved

In line with the Kuwaiti government’s goal of organizing the labourmarket and limiting the number of marginal workers in the country, the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) has come up with a set of new provisions for the transfer of expat workers within various sectors through the help of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and [...]

New Provisions for Transfer of Expat Workers Visa Released

The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) has expressed plans to stop issuing work permits to foreign nationals with university degrees unless they meet the required GPA standards set by the government. ALSO READ: Employers Can Now Revoke Work Permits of Expat Employees with Criminal Records The said initiative was driven by the state’s commitment in [...]

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 [...]