Kuwait is Preparing for a Shortfall of Domestic Workers Soon

Kuwait’s government is acting proactively to alleviate the issue as it gets ready for a crisis of scarcity of domestic workers that could arise in the next two months, according to daily Al-Jarida reports. Expert on matters pertaining to domestic workers, Bassam Al-Shammari, revealed that talks between Ethiopia and Kuwait to settle the conditions of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) controlling the hiring of domestic workers from Addis Ababa will soon pick back up. Al-Shammari emphasized that the MoU would be signed and implemented once it is finished, adding that this move will open up a new channel for hiring local labor to help with Kuwait’s present labor shortage. He emphasized how excited local agencies are about the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which would make it easier to finalize the first hiring agreements, or “job orders,” with their Addis Ababa counterparts.

Due of the relatively reduced expenses of hiring and paying Ethiopian labor, hiring workers is seen as a feasible option that will lessen the financial strain on locals and communities. Al-Shammari emphasized the significance of broadening the pool of potential candidates and avoiding reliance on a select group of nations, in addition to Ethiopia. He underlined that in order to guarantee efficient hiring procedures, it is imperative to address any historical transgressions against workers’ rights and to vigorously prosecute those who do so. Al-Shammari called on the appropriate government bodies to sign the Memorandum of Understanding with Ethiopia as soon as possible and to start hiring as soon as possible in order to avoid any crises that would put additional pressure on the domestic labor market.

Al-Shammari further underlined that the successful execution of Law No. 68/2015 and its executive rules is a prerequisite for nations that export domestic labor to enter into bilateral agreements with Kuwait. Stakeholders in the recruitment industry have mostly accepted these regulatory frameworks, which give domestic workers new rights, and they are anticipated to improve Kuwait’s standing as a location for job seekers.

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