Kuwait new privatization programme is hoped to enhanced the economic growth and reduced the state operational costs. This programme will create thousands of new jobs in Kuwait for its citizens as the country moves ahead with its privatization programme.
The purpose of the programme is to enhance economic growth and reduce state operational costs, Sheikh Fahad Salim Al-Sabah. He continues by urging the Kuwaiti youth to look for work in the private sector with no delay.
This will help the thousands of Kuwaiti citizens to enter the labour market over the next two decades; and this will also help the government to accommodate youth to the public sectors. He said that working in the private sector would provide them the chance to fulfill their expectations and promote their skills and capabilities.
While the official acknowledged the concerns raised by some young men about working in the private sector, he stressed that Kuwait had legislations that will protect their rights against any potential abuse by investors or employers.
Under the UAE labour law for instance, Article 14 states that the labour department may not give its approval to the employment of non-nationals until it is satisfied that there are no unemployed nationals registered with the employment section who are capable of performing the work required.
However, under the new regulations, companies employing more than 500 workers must hire at least one Emirati job seeker for an occupational health and safety officer position, the ministry said. Those with 1,000 employees must hire a minimum of two Emirati data entry employees.
The companies specialized in construction and industrial works employing more than 500 workers won’t receive work permits unless an Emirati health and safety officer has been assigned.