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Google Launches Job Search Feature For Arab World

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Google announced the launch of a new search feature on its website and app that allows people to directly find job listings from a number of local and regional job portals. Starting today, users in 15 Middle East countries will find a series of results from across the web on the main Google Search results…

Kuwait: fees on expatriates’ remittances

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Kuwait Parliament’s financial and economic affairs committee in Kuwait on Sunday approved bills stipulating fees on expatriates’ financial remittances to abroad. Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), quoted MP Salah Khorshed, the committee chairperson, as saying in a statement that the commission approved the bills with consent of two thirds of the members, provided that the taxes…

Jobless rate at 46%

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President Michel Aoun said Thursday that the grave economic situation, presence of Syrian refugees and the reluctance of Lebanese to take low-paid jobs has caused unemployment to soar to 46 percent. Aoun made the remarks during a meeting with a delegation from the Lebanese Press Syndicate at Baabda’s presidential palace. “Unemployment has increased to reach…

GCC employers cautious about pay rises, bonuses

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Employers across the GCC are taking a cautious approach when it comes to their compensation and benefits strategies, with many predicting lower level salary increases, new data has found. Informa’s sixth annual GCC Compensation and Benefits Trends Report shows that salary increases are significantly down, with 20.96 per cent of companies expecting to only give…

Work permits for expats only if Emiratis can’t fill job: FNC member

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All expats applying for work permits in private or public sectors, must now pass a ‘database procedure’ that ensures that suitable Emirati candidates – looking for the same job – are not overlooked, heard the Federal National Council (FNC) on Tuesday. FNC members raised their concerns to Nasser bin Thani Juma Al Hamli, the Minister of…

Health ministry to ‘limit’ hiring of non-Kuwaitis

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Health Minister Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah said the official opening date of Jaber Hospital will be determined as soon as it is handed over by the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) after it is furnished and equipped. He added that the hospital includes a specialized 65-clinic center and a nurse dormitory. Responding to a parliamentary…

17,000 jobs for Kuwaitis in private sector

in English/إقتصاد عام

The Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) has commenced procedures to fulfill their target of hiring around 17,000 citizens in the private sector, said Secretary General Fauzi Al-Majdali, noting that intensive meetings are being held with private sector unions to reach the suitable new percentage of national labor to be enforced on private sector companies.…

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