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Gov’t Issues Hundreds of New Work Visas for Filipino Domestic Helpers

Kuwait authorities on Sunday (March 15) issued hundreds of visas for Filipino domestic workers after the recruitment ban that lasted for more than a year. According to officials, domestic labour offices issued the new visas to workers from the Philippines in preparation for the signing of contracts by the Philippine Embassy in the coming days, [...]

The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) on Monday has announced the new requirements regarding the transfer of workers from one employer to another. According to the Minister of Social Affairs and the Minister of State for Economic Affairs, Maryam Al-Aqeel, to maintain control over the labor market and to keep the demographics in Kuwait in check, new [...]

28 Illegal Expats Arrested in Surprise Raid

28 Illegal Expats Arrested in Surprise Raid

The General Department of Public Relations and Security Media at the Ministry of Interior disclosed that the surprise campaign launched at Naga’at Al-Shamlan in Kuwait City has led to the arrest of 28 violators of the residency law. According to authorities, the surprise campaign was conducted by the Acting Security Commander, Operations Director, and patrol [...]

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 [...]