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Statistics show 1,403,457 expats in private sector
January 3, 2017, 10:13 am

Acting Director of the Public Authority for Manpower Abdullah Al-Motoutah highlighted that Kuwait’s private sector has a total number of 1,403,457expats since 31 December as estimated by official statistics. Also from that date, the total number of residency visa transfers was 197,000, while residency renewals reached 797,000 and residency cancellations for departure processed numbered at 47,000.

Motoutah also mentioned that 1,091 employer violations were committed, and that the joint committee for reorganizing expatriate labor made arrests of 1,238 people that included 1,076 wandering handymen, 151 peddlers and 11 beggars. Motoutah went on to add that 11,000 complaints were filed by laborers, of which 4,204 were resolved amicably.

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