Kuwait axes more than 145,000 work permits for expats

Pedro Gonçalves
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Kuwait cancelled 145,211 work permits for expats last year according to the latest official figures from the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM). PAM issued 185,950 new work permits for foreign workers during that same period. Total fees collected for the services provided by PAM last year reached KD 17m. Out of this amount, KD 13m came from transfer fees, KD 2m from work permits issued.  Also, the labor force in the country increased by 40,000 new employees in the private sector. The total national manpower registered with the labor administration amounted to 55,273 citizens, in g...

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