Kuwait to reopen foreigners recruitment for private sector
Kuwait: The senior official meanwhile announced that the Manpower Public Authority’s Board of Directors could announce at the beginning of 2015 the date for reopening recruitment of foreigners in the private sector. The process, which has been suspended recently while revisions in visa regulations are in the works, was tentatively supposed to resume by the new year’s start, but Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Subaih said recently that the date was pushed indefinitely for further studying.
The authority’s board will meet in early 2015 and is expected to announce the new visa controls with a date for the recruitment reopening, Dousary explained. The new regulations will allow firms to recruit workers from abroad, though they would will still be required to adhere to specific percentages based on the labor market’s needs, and bearing in mind the state’s demographic balance. Other procedures including transferring a domestic worker’s visa to the private sector, transferring a visit visa to a work permit, and transferring visas of workers signed by private companies to work on government projects, will remain suspended. All procedures have been suspended since December 15th and until the end of the year for the annual inventory.
Source: Kuwait Times