Majority of expats in private sector not qualified

Majority of expats in private sector not qualified

Majority of expats in private sector not qualified

Seventy percent of expatriate workers in the private sector are not qualified, local daily Kuwait Times reported quoting Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh. According to report, Minister explained that workers who make up this percentage do not have intermediate or university degrees.

“They need to be “filtered” through a mechanism that assesses the actual need for their services”, Minister added.

Public Authority for Manpower inspected several companies around Kuwait during the holiday, and detected a ‘large number’ of violations, adding that proper legal procedures will be taken in that regard,, Minister added.

Nearly 60 percent of expatriates working in the private sector in Kuwait have an intermediate degree or lawyer, according to statistics released by the Labor Market Information System of the Central Statistical Bureau as of the end of March 2018.

Less than 11 percent of expatriates in the private sector have university degrees.

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