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Kuwait: no change in ban on hiring expatriates aged 60

Cairo: Kuwaiti authorities have dominated out modifications to a decree banning the renewal of residence permits for expatriates over the age of 60, as a part of efforts to restrict the hiring of overseas employees.

An official supply from the Kuwaiti Public Manpower Authority denied stories on social media claiming an modification to the ban took impact in January, Kuwaiti media reported.

“We verify that this decree entered into pressure on January 1, 2021 with none exceptions or amendments,” the quoted supply mentioned on Thursday. “The entire claims are completely baseless. Any resolution or modification referring to the labor market and the workforce is issued by the Authority and is revealed on its official web sites, ”added the supply.

In January, Kuwait started implementing the ban on expatriates aged 60 with pre-university levels. Greater than 70,000 migrant employees are anticipated to go away Kuwait this yr due to the ban, in line with Kuwaiti media.

Kuwait just lately unveiled measures to reduce the hiring of foreigners as a part of vigorous efforts to revive the nation’s demographic steadiness.

In latest months, there have been rising calls in Kuwait to scale back the employment of foreigners amid accusations that migrant employees have strained the Gulf nation’s infrastructure.

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