Kuwait’s education and health ministries are expected to lay off hundreds of expatriates and replace them with Kuwaitis.
The Gulf state’s Civil Service Commission urged the ministries to report the names of expat employees they wish to terminate before the end of the year so that it can replace them with Kuwaitis in the new fiscal year, local daily Kuwait Times reported.
While the Ministry of Education (MoE) is expected to lay off 450 expat employees, including English, Computer and Literature teachers and administrative staff members, the report said.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health is anticipated to terminate 300 expat staff including those in administrative roles as well as the oldest doctors and nursing staff members.
Sources said employees to be laid off will be notified before the end of the year, while teachers will be notified before the end of the school year.