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Ban on expat recruitment of diploma holders and graduates from 2018

KUWAIT: The manpower authority has issued an administrative decision that will take effect in 2018 banning the recruitment of expatriate holders of diplomas and higher degrees who are under 30 years of age. The decision also bans amending degrees to higher levels except after a worker has left Kuwait, Al-Anbaa reported.

Furthermore, the authority announced setting limits to the total number of expat laborers in some marginal professions, to be replaced with modern technology.

The authority also contacted various ministries requesting the reduction of current and future security, cleaning and handling contracts by 25 percent, as total government contracts currently number 2,274 and the total number of workers hired by these contracts is 447,077.

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