Kuwait is increasingly seeking to remove expatriates from public sector posts and replace them with Kuwaiti nationals
Kuwait’s public sector will eventually be 100 percent comprised of Kuwaiti nationals, according to Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan.
According to the Kuwait Times, the goal of the government’s Civil Service Commission (CSC) is to have 100 percent of the workforce in administrative, media, PR, IT, development and statistics jobs be made up of citizens, as well as 95 percent in scientific, financial, economic and commercial jobs and 80 percent in craft jobs
An employment committee from the Kuwaiti National Assembly has been formed to examine the possibility of combating unemployment among Kuwaiti nationals by removing expats from public sector roles and replacing them with Kuwaitis.
On Sunday, a Kuwaiti MP, Mohammed Al-Dallal, also called for fellow lawmakers to take measures to check “the growing numbers” of certain expatriate communities, such as Egyptian and Filipino nationals, the daily newspaper reported.
In July, the CSC terminated 1,600 expatriate workers from public sector positions.
The terminations came as Kuwait is working to create more jobs for Kuwaiti nationals in state departments. In 2017, only 666 expatriate employees lost their jobs.