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Steps begin to control marginal workers above 60 years of age

IIK Staff Reporter
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Steps begin to control marginal workers above 60 years of age

Public Authority for Manpower has begun verbal instructions to renew the “work permit” for those who have reached the age of 60 or above and without a university degree for one year only, local Arabic newspaper Al Qabas reported. The daily also added that the authorities are giving verbal information while renewing that from next year onwards the residency will not be renewed.

Al Qabas also reported that everyone who received a one-year renewal would not be able to renew next year unless the existing instructions are cancelled.

This move is to control marginal employment in the country. According to statistics, there are 83,562 residents in the country who have reached the age of 60 and do not hold university degrees.

Related News: No more residency renewal after 60 years of age.

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Friday, August 14, 2020
@hairy paul
If you retired, y talking. Get lost and enjoy your re-tiredment.

Hary Paul
Thursday, August 13, 2020
I had lived in Kuwait for about 40 years and left in December 2019 after retirement.
It is true that locals (Kuwaiti) are overwhelmed by expats but locals know very well that without expats it would be very difficult to have the luxurious life they are used to.
There are 700,000 housemaid (khaddama) working for 1.4 million Kuwaiti which is in the ratio of 2:1; it simply means every 2 Kuwaiti needs one khaddama to take care of them. Of course all these benefits the khaddamas with income but it shows the attitude of the locals towards manial jobs. Besides,there are another 500,000 low paid expats working in agriculture, cleaning and office boys etc. All these amounts to 1.2 million expats who can not be replaced so easily.
There are thousands of small and medium sized businesses run by expats but officially owned by locals (kafil). This provides locals with easy money to sustain their lavish living.
Then comes the rental income. Expats paying rent and small/medium businesses paying rent and sponsorship fees are a big source of income for locals. All these easy income will be lost once expats leave Kuwait.
But it is also true that there are many expats (to the tune of 500,000) who are not so useful for Kuwait and be get rid of without much pain to the economy.
So let''s see how things work out. Good old days of Kuwait will soon be lost for ever to many expats. Let''s pray to God for everything in life, be it good or not so good.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
All expats are marginal. Remove all above 55 years. You can save too much trouble !!

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