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Al-Sabeeh: GCC labor ministers to unify labor market
November 17, 2016, 8:23 am

The GCC Council of Labor and Social Development Ministers discussed unification of GCC labor market and creation of job opportunities for GCC citizens, a Kuwaiti minister said on Wednesday. 

Kuwaiti Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Planning and Development Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh told KUNA, at the conclusion of the Ministers' 33rd meeting, that teams of experts were to be formed: one to find means of naturalizing foreign laborers, while the second to tackle unifying domestic labor regulations among the GCC countries.

The meeting also pointed out that vocational training and education should be subordinate to labor markets' requirements, Al-Sabeeh said.

In addition, the meeting discussed the possibility for having new laborers to sit written and skill examinations before entering fore work.

All these discussions to setting up a joint labor market should be realized within the next three years, with regular meetings every month, the minister pointed out. 

Source: KUNA

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