Statistics of the Government and Manpower Restructuring Program (GMRP) and the State Executive System indicated 13,000 citizens have been employed by private companies this year, and the figure represents 18.3 percent of the total 60,619 citizens employed by the sector.
Statistics added GMRP has paid KD 185,827,389 in social and child allowances to citizens who are registered with the program this year. The daily quoting reliable sources said efforts exerted by the sector to reduce false employment by taking legal action against companies and individuals who decline to comply with regulations paid off with the reduction of violations.
They stressed that women constitute the majority of illusory employees who receive salaries while they stay at their homes, reiterating that benefits the employees of public sector receive encourage many citizens to say no to jobs in the private companies where employees are normally required to work two shifts.
Sources noted 777 job opportunities are available in the major private companies, whereas 4112 applications were registered as of last Thursday. The program intends to employ students during summer break, sources added, indicating 650 students are currently participating in the training session organized by the sector for that purpose.
They also said 1,343 job opportunities are available for students at 60 different establishments, including banks, cooperative sector, law firms, communications, investment and insurance companies, as well as None Governmental Organizations (NGOs).
Source: Arab Times