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50% of expats working for sub-contractors of Kuwait ministries may lose jobs in three months: Report
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50% of expats working for sub-contractors of Kuwait ministries may lose jobs in three months: Report

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Doha
More than 50 percent of expatriates working for sub-contractors of ministries in Kuwait are expected to be laid off in the next three months, according to an Arab Times report published on Tuesday.
"Whereas all expats working directly in ministries will be terminated, many of them have already been shifted to companies which are subcontractors," the report said.
Expatriates who work in fields requiring "expertise" will be terminated on a gradual basis, so that work is not disrupted.
According to statistics, as of December 2019, of the 3 million expatriates in Kuwait, 120,000 worked in the government sector.
The head of the parliamentary human resources development committee, MP Khalil Al Saleh, was quoted in reports as saying, “The committee has taken concrete steps to address the issue in the demographic imbalance. We will be holding a meeting next week to prepare a report, with data and statistics, that we will present to the National Assembly.”
The move to terminate expatriates is part of 'Kuwaitisation', a government policy introduced in 2018 to ensure Kuwaitis held the majority of jobs in the country. In 2018, around 50,000 expatriates holding government jobs were terminated.
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