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Kuwait: 41,200 domestic workers quit

Kuwait is likely to resume the recruitment of domestic workers, as the sector – and the overall economy – suffers from a shortage of employment, expecting that the government will liberalize the domestic labour sector while continuing efforts to modify the long-term demographic imbalance.

In 2021, about 41,200 domestic workers left Kuwait, due to the Covid 19 pandemic. The departure of expatriates since the beginning of ‘Corona’ in early 2020, caused a severe economic recession, reduced job opportunities in the private sector, and revealed the lack of financial sustainability to absorb more citizens in the overcrowded public sector, while the private sector depends on expatriate workers, prompting the government to speed up the Kuwaitization process. 


Arab Times
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