Labor Ministry: 25,000 Foreigners Benefited from Flexible Work Permit since its Application
2019-10-31 - 7:52 p
Bahrain Mirror: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development said 25,000 foreigners have benefited from flexible work permits in two years and four months since the law was applied.
This was accompanied by a 25% drop in informal labor force employment in 2018, the largest decline in the past five years.
With regard to the national employment numbers, the Ministry explained that there were no decrease in the private sector, and that the decline in national employment numbers was in the public sector. This exceptional decline is attributed to large numbers of citizens in the public sector leaving their jobs under the recently voluntarily retirement program.