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Kuwait clears employment waiting list with new plan

The decision by His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to establish a framework emphasizing equal opportunities and fairness marks a significant milestone in the employment process.

  • Dr. Issam Al-Rubaian, the head of the Civil Service Bureau, stated that Kuwait has provided over 24,000 jobs, with 15,000 offered in the first phase.

  • “After implementing the new plan, no citizen will remain on the waiting list; it is now their turn to secure employment,” Al-Rubaian emphasized, noting around 11,000 individuals are registered for employment.

  • “The waiting period, which ranged from three months to up to three years for some citizens waiting their turn, can now process the 11,000 registered individuals,” Al-Rubaian said.

The Civil Service Bureau informed citizens that the employment crisis in the country has been resolved following the implementation of a new plan that has cleared the waiting list for citizens.

This initiative was based on directives and a sovereign decision by His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, on February 18.

His Highness’s decision established a framework emphasizing equal opportunities and fairness, marking a significant milestone in the employment process, according to Al Jarida newspaper.

Dr. Issam Al-Rubaian, the head of the bureau, stated that the state has provided approximately 24,000 jobs, with 15,000 offered in the first phase.

He mentioned that the number of individuals registered for employment is around 11,000, emphasizing that “after the implementation of the new plan, no citizen will remain on the waiting list. It is now their turn to secure employment.”

Al-Rubaian revealed that the plan “was built on the basis of creating new job titles that fulfill work objectives and accommodate specializations that were previously unavailable,” as well as incorporating specializations that can complement existing roles, aiming to encompass all fields rather than being limited to specific ones.

He added, “The waiting period used to range from three months to a year, sometimes extending to two or even three years for some citizens waiting their turn,” emphasizing that the 11,000 registered individuals “can now be processed.”

He highlighted that the previous practice of individual nominations, where citizens approached employers, has been discontinued. “Now, registration and nomination will follow an automated system, ensuring no discrimination based on specializations, with all individuals included in the plan.” He emphasized that the state is advancing with ambitious goals to provide opportunities and uphold principles of fairness.

He added, “It is unacceptable, for instance, for an engineer in one organization to receive higher pay and benefits than their counterparts elsewhere,” underscoring that “standardizing benefits is a fundamental objective across government agencies.”





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