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Al-Khaled seeks support for recruitment procedures of domestic workers

First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled, has communicated with Foreign Minister Sheikh Salem Al-Abdullah to seek support for Al-Durra Company’s recruitment and employment procedures for domestic workers.

The initiative aims to address challenges faced by the company by coordinating with Kuwaiti embassies in countries exporting domestic workers. The goal is to overcome obstacles and expedite the recruitment process, meeting the domestic market’s demand for such workers and serving the citizens’ needs.

Additionally, Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled instructed Al-Durra Company to introduce a user-friendly service on its website for receiving special passport applications. This service enables citizens to pay all associated fees online without the necessity of visiting the company’s headquarters, thereby streamlining and easing the process for the public.

Simultaneously, a joint committee comprised of the Ministry of Interior, the Public Authority for Manpower, and the Ministry of Commerce conducted inspections on offices in the Farwaniya and Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh regions on the third day of implementing the ministerial decision on domestic worker recruitment prices.

The inspections revealed 15 violations related to “violating contracts” and led to the arrest of nine offices lacking K-Net devices. Legal actions will be taken against these offices to address the non-compliance.

In a related development, the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training signed a memorandum of understanding with the Public Authority for Manpower.

The agreement focuses on conducting practical and technical tests for skilled workers in Kuwait as a prerequisite for obtaining a work permit. This initiative aims to enhance the quality of technical manpower, contributing to the development of the labor market. The tests will be gradually implemented for specific technical professions, adhering to defined standards and conditions.

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