For the first time in 8 years, there was a high turnout of Kuwaitis wishing to work in the private sector in 2020, as they accounted for 52.3% of the total registered in the authority’s employment system, with a total of 5,091 citizens, Al Qabas reported.
The rise, revealed by the National Employment Report for 2020, issued by the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM), shows the desires of citizens who have been waiting for jobs for more than 6 months and do not receive a salary, nor a pension, money from social insurance, and do not work in government agencies.
Compared to 2019, the registered Kuwaiti interest in joining the private sector was 39.8%, while the desire to join the government sector was greater.
The number of Kuwaitis registered as job seekers decreased by 2038 by the end of 2020, bringing the total number of people waiting for jobs with the start of the new year to 16,260 citizens.
The report also showed a decrease in 2020 compared to 2019 in the total number of registered job seekers in the government and private sectors, as the decrease totaled 9585 citizens, while the number of new citizens registered in 2020 was the lowest percentage compared to 7 years ago.
The university students occupied the largest number of job seekers, with a total of 8,933 citizens, followed by those with diplomas, which amounted to 2,855 job seekers.
As for the most desired companies in job offers in the year, the report revealed that the Central Bank of Kuwait topped the list with 422 jobs, followed by the Public Institution for Social Security, the National Petroleum Corporation, the Kuwait Public Transport Company, and the Livestock Transport and Trade Company.