2,571 Illegal Residents Employed In Past 3 Years
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Some 2,571 illegal residents were employed at the private and public sectors in the past three years, said a statement by the Central Agency for Remedying Illegal Residents’ Status Saturday. Speaking to KUNA, Assistant Secretary at the Agency Waleed Al-Asfour said that the employment process was done in coordination with the Civil Service Commission (CSC).

On the public sector level, the Health Ministry took the lion share of the newly employed illegal residents with some 1,005 landing jobs while the Ministry of Education came in second 471 individuals followed by the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs with 135 people, said Al-Asfour, adding that the rest were employed at various public sector jobs.

Al-Asfour said that the main requirement for employment was that the illegal residents had papers to prove that they were included in the 1956 national census. He noted that those with diplomas and higher degrees had employment priority. Those with nursing certificates and individuals employed to perform Mosques prayer calls were excluded from the diploma requirement, said the official.

Al-Asfour added that offspring of Kuwaiti female nationals as well as children of military personnel — partaking in the 1967, 1973 wars and liberation of Kuwait — were also excluded from obtaining diplomas. As for the private sector, the official said that there were no specific requirements for those seeking jobs there.

Al-Asfour indicated that the agency had worked with Kuwait Union of Consumer Cooperative Societies (KUCCS) to employ some 670 illegal residents at 17 Cooperative Societies according to number last obtained at the end of June 2015.

Source - Arab Times

12 Jul, 2015 0 834
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