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Kuwait Times, Sat, May 11, 2024 | Dhu al-Qadah 3, 1445

PAM measures to streamline labor market

Kuwait: The Public Authority of Manpower (PAM) continues its efforts to regulate the marketplace and bring labor from abroad, sources said. An expert committee comprising representatives from PAM, Interior, Foreign and Higher Education ministries, Kuwait University and specialized NGOs, has been entrusted with the task. A recent meeting discussed several proposals with regards to bringing in labor to employ particularly in certain technical professions, the sources added.

The sources said the committee reviewed the most notable jobs the marketplace needs in order to set a special mechanism for bringing in labor for each profession. The implementation of the proposals will be executed in phases and the first phase will cover medical, education, engineering, legal and financial professions. The need of the marketplace will be ascertained by the expert committee and labor force to be recruited will include all permitted nationalities in the country.

According to the proposals under study, work permit will not be issued without the approval of academic certificates that have to be attested by official authorities and Kuwait’s embassies abroad. A proposal is also being considered to add an experience certificate for each profession that is at least three years for some professions and up to five years for others in addition to approved practice certificate and a skill test.

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