No work permit for graduates under 30 from July

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Public Authority for Manpower confirmed that the decision to stop granting visas to postgraduates and graduates under 30 will go in effect at the start of July. The law was to be implemented at the beginning of the year, but was postponed for more studies and to remove legal loopholes, local media Al-Rai reported.

According to report, the decision aims at attracting experienced people from outside the country who are over 30, apart from instructing businessmen and private companies to use national labor and create new job opportunities for youth, especially for those with university degrees.

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Sunday, May 27, 2018
Today I read the news they have scrapped the law banning below 30 years of graduates. Thank God they have taken right decision.This all happened because of our comments.

Saturday, May 26, 2018
I am 40 something guy and I am loathing in the private companies with creating problem in each work for many years now while I can see the aggressive youngsters barging in and quadrupling the production and increasing the efficiency

Azad Abdul
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Hi Kuwait Govt,

This decission of implimenting this rule will be very effective for growth of kuwait.... Young generation is always the reason for the growth of the country. And you are taking the the decission to step back the younger generation. You are taking the the step to not to develop kuwait. Youths are the tommorrows growth..... Please do give opportunities to younger generations to showcase their talent.. dont make their endovorous talent ruined by age factor or barrier...

Liyakat Kala
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Public Authority for Manpower is full of outdated incompetent persons.
By the way 1000 I Rs = 44.33 KWD is very good rate.

N Syed
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Instead of playing with younger generation, govt. should take steps of not renewing work permits for above 60 as followed by neighbor Saudi Arabia. If anyone residing in KWT above 60, they should be on dependent visa and not work visa.

This will help infusing fresh blood in all sectors.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Throughout the world countries are looking for young graduates but Kuwait is opposite. Hope they will reverse this decision and go out with the world. It seems they have enough graduates locally produced. If this is right implent it .

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Throughout the world countries are looking for young graduates but Kuwait is opposite. Hope they will reverse this decision and go out with the world.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Not too sure as to how a blanket ban on all UGs / PGs under 30 would help the economy. As a result this could strangulate the private sector companies. Fully agree with Syed that youngsters outsmart the experienced ones in certain areas.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
As usual confusion plus with new rules. Is this new rule applicable for new candidates outside of Kuwait or to everyone be it in/outside.

Is the new rule applicable to professionals like engineers and doctors?

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
There could be the situation where many business man may be under 30 years.
Secondly ,this is an old concept that the old in age will be more knowledgeable /expert compare to young Graduates / post Graduates. There are many fields where young graduates are more effective than old .
Actually it should not be for Contractors /Private sector. Yes,for all governmental organizations it will be more appropriate.

Monday, May 21, 2018
Great... No work permit for PG/UG below 30.
No work permit above 55.
Low salaries .
High rents.
High charges everywhere .
All the best .

Monday, May 21, 2018
While Dubai recently announced a 10 year visa program for skilled graduates, here we have Kuwait bringing even more restrictions.

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