Kuwait's municipality to dismiss all expats

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Kuwait's municipality has confirmed it is drawing up plans to imminently dismiss all expat employees and replacing them with Kuwaiti nationals, according to reports. Waleed Al-Jassem, the minister of state for municipal affairs, confirmed the development yesterday, according to the English-language Kuwait Times. The municipality, the administrative arm of the central government in Kuwait City, employs just over 1,000 expat workers. Al-Jassem said the foreigners' roles will be replaced by Kuwaiti citizens and by boosting the use of automation and technology. Currently more than 1,00...

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