The Public Authority of Manpower in Kuwait has implemented a new mechanism to verify the academic qualifications of expatriates and link them to their work permits. This new mechanism is aimed at preventing job title manipulation and tackling marginal labor. The system will enable the verification of job titles listed on certificates and link them to job titles issued for private sector workers by adopting the qualifications and academic certificates sent to the Professional Safety Center affiliated with the Public Authority of Manpower.
This new system will ensure that specialized job titles in the financial and banking sector, as well as jobs related to financial and administrative affairs, are directly linked to academic certificates. As a result, residents will not be allowed to obtain a professional job title without obtaining a certificate in the same field of specialization.
This new mechanism is a significant step towards regulating the job market in Kuwait and preventing the exploitation of workers. It will ensure that expatriates are qualified for the jobs they are applying for and prevent job title manipulation, which has been a prevalent issue in the country for many years.
In addition to this, the report issued by the Public Authority of Manpower revealed the cancellation of 17,000 work permits for expatriates in the private sector during the past year. This cancellation is part of the government's efforts to regulate the job market and tackle marginal labor.
Overall, the implementation of this new mechanism is a significant step towards regulating the job market in Kuwait and ensuring that workers are qualified for the jobs they are applying for. The linking of academic qualifications to work permits will prevent job title manipulation and ensure that specialized job titles in certain sectors are only held by those with the appropriate qualifications.