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Kuwait Dismisses 3,000 Plus Expats

Kuwait Dismisses 3,000 Plus ExpatsKuwait Dismisses 3,000 Plus Expats

Work contracts for 3,140 non-Kuwaitis serving in the public sector have been cancelled, said Ahmad Al- Jassar, Chairman of the civil services commission late Saturday, Kuna reported. These contracts have been invalidated according to the CSC resolution with respect of the personnel proportions stipulated for the 2017-2018 period, as part of the state policy of replacing expatriates with nationals in the government sector. The dismissed personnel served in various ministries, government departments and bodies of independent budgets, he said in a statement to Kuwait News Agency. Jassar has affirmed that these workers have been laid off in line with the state policy of “Kuwaitizing” jobs in the sector, as stipulated by the CSC decision 11/2017, which essentially exempted jobs in the medical and health sectors. Number of the non-Kuwaiti civil servants, subject to the commission resolution, amounted to 44,572, without deducting the dismissed ones. These serve in 46 government sectors, including 25,948 in teaching and training, 6,474 in services, 3,537 in law and Islamic affairs, 2,876 in engineering and 1,539 in social and educational services as well as sports.


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