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Labor departments see big turnout after new work permit rules
April 18, 2015, 8:16 am

The labor departments across the country experienced huge crowd of people to enquire about when the decision to allow issuance of 25 percent of work permits for all sectors based on the estimated need will be implemented, reports a local daily. The Capital Labor Department witnessed the highest turnout of people asking about the method and the conditions of the process, followed by Hawally and Farwaniya labor departments.

Meanwhile, sources from Public Authority for Manpower explained that the labor departments are normally dealing with the sectors that are not covered by the decision, as well as those sectors on which the decision has not yet been implemented. The application of this decision on those sectors will be officially confirmed within a few days.

They went on to explain that the documents required from the employers and company representatives are an application form signed by the employer, a photocopy of the employee’s passport, a financial guarantee and other necessary documents. In another development, the Ministry of Social Affairs is said to have issued instructions to its Social Development Sector to stop social aid given to Kuwaiti women married to non- Kuwaiti men as of May 2015, reports a local daily quoting ministry sources.

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