Deputy Director General of Laborer Recruitment Sector of Manpower Public Authority Ahmad Al-Mousa revealed that there are a total of 1,466,633 expatriate laborers, out of which 1,338,751 are men and 127,882 women, working in different fields within the private sector of Kuwait.
Indicating that a set of decisions were recently issued by the authority to reduce this number and organize the labor market, Al-Mousa clarified that the objectives of these decisions are to ensure only skilled laborers are brought into the country and to control the negative phenomenon of marginal personnel.
Al-Mousa affirmed that these decisions were taken in consideration of the current population structure and after conducting thorough studies on the labor market, its needs and the requirements of the employers in their companies.
He explained that, as per statistics of this year until Sept 15, the work permits of 22,019 expatriate workers have been cancelled as they stayed outside the country beyond the allotted period. About 27,425 work permits were cancelled as the workers have left the country permanently.
Al-Mousa revealed that employers with governmental contracts are now able to complete their transactions electronically including the renewal and cancellation of their employees’ work permits.
According to the latest statistics as of September 14, 2015 issued by Manpower Public Authority, Indians top the list of expatriate workers in Kuwait with 441,585 men and 26,805 women, totaling to 468,390; followed by Egyptians with a total of 403,378 – 386,833 men and 16,545 women.
Below is the complete list of expatriate workers in Kuwait private sector in descending order
Source: Arab Times