15% of Gov’t Employees in Bahrain are Foreigners
The number of foreign workers in the public sector has reached 15% of the total number of employees in ministries and government bodies, according to official statistics published by the local daily Al-Ayyam on Saturday (February 2, 2019).
Union Leader: Foreigners Controlling Bahraini Companies Brought their Relatives after Dominating Employment
Assistant Secretary-General for General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions Abdelwahed Al-Najjar said “there are some companies controlled by foreigners, thus, Bahraini citizen is not given priority in employment,” adding that “the absence of a law requiring priority of employing Bahrainis has led to increased dominance of foreigners in many companies.”
Labor Ministry Disappoints Citizens Again: Companies and Institutions are not Obliged to Prioritize Bahrainis Employment
Bahraini Undersecretary of Ministry of Labor Sabah Al-Dosari said that companies and institutions are not obligated to prioritize Bahraini employment, as the Bahraini economy is an open economy.
Responses to Bahraini Industry Minister: How Did You Reach Your Ministry Post, Via Your Surname or Creativity?!
Two strikes by the Minister of Industry Zayed Al-Zayani have stirred the Bahraini social media, causing outrage.
Bahrain: Level of Bahrainization Decreased to 86%
Civil Service Bureau in Bahrain announced that the percentage of Bahrainis in the government sectors declined to 86% after it was 91%, after the increase of government reliance on foreigners throughout the past years.
Mohammad Khatem Arrested for 7 Days over Charge of Inciting Hatred against Regime
The Public Prosecution ordered on Wednesday (August 29, 2018) to arrest Bahraini citizen Mohammad Khatem for 7 days pending investigation, after accusing him of inciting hatred against the regime.
Bahrain: Doctors Unemployed since 3 Years Call on Government to Employ them
Bahraini doctors expressed their disappointment at the delay of the Ministry of Health in employing them, despite the fact that they graduated from the Arabian Gulf University more than 3 years ago
Bahrain Female Doctors Constitute Only 64% of Public Sector
Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Women in Bahrain, Hala Al-Ansari, said that the percentage of Bahraini female doctors of the total Bahraini doctors reached 64% in the official hospitals and 26% in the private ones.
Ministry of Labour Holds General Recruitment Exhibition, Unemployment Increases among University Students
The Ministry of Labour and Social Development will be holding the General Recruitment Exhibition on August 1, in the ministry lobby in Isa Town.
“Tamkeen” Launches Program to Provide Unemployed with Practical Experience in Private-Sector Institutions
Tamkeen has launched its Internship Scheme to provide interns with opportunity to gain practical experience through a training period with an institution in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Bahraini Arrested outside Cabinet Bldg after Protesting 5-Year Unemployment
The Bahraini authorities arrested on Sunday (July 15) Bahraini citizen Mohammad Al-Khatem from in front the Cabinet building, after he stood holding a banner that read "I can't find food for my children", protesting against unemployment and his dismissal from work since over 5 years ago.
Bahrain to Employ Hundreds of Indian Nurses While over 500 Bahraini Nurses are Unemployed
Bahrain has announced hundreds of nursing jobs in India, at a time when the number of the unemployed in the nursing domain rises.
Health Ministry Employed 70 Doctors out of 380 Unemployed
Ministry of Health announced the acceptance of 70 doctors for employment out of 380 unemployed doctors who applied for the exam announced by the ministry last April. A number of doctors said that they received calls from the health ministry last Thursday stating that they were accepted in the doctor profession for 2018-2019.
Parliament Agrees to Increase Unemployment Allowance to 200 for Undergraduates, 150 for Others
House of Representatives agreed in its session to increase unemployment benefits for undergraduates from 1500 to 200 BD monthly.
Bahrain: Doctors Paid No More than 300 Dinars
“There are Bahrainis who are graduates of the Arab Gulf University working in private hospitals for very low salaries, and the salaries of some may not even exceed 300 dinars.”
Bahrain Employed 7210 Pakistanis in 2017
A Pakistani newspaper said that 7210 Pakistanis got employed in Bahrain in 2017, according to official numbers issued by government body in Islamabad.
Indian Newspaper: 100 Thousand Indians Work in Banking, Medicine and Management Sectors in Bahrain
An Indian newspaper stated that the number of Indian workers in Bahrain reached 350 thousand in 2014 after it was about 90 thousand in 2000, which means that the number increased 4 times.
56% of Nursing Graduates in Bahrain Unemployed since 3 Years
A statistical report conducted by a team of unemployed nurses revealed that 56 percent of nursing graduates are unemployed.
Parliamentary Services Committee Approves Increasing Unemployment Insurance, Dismissal Compensations Rate
The Bahraini Parliamentary Services Committee approved a law proposal to amend some provisions of Decree Law No. (78) of 2006 pertaining to unemployment insurance
100 Unemployed Bahraini Nurses as Gov't Continues to Hire Foreigners
Bahrain Mirror: Bahraini graduates of Nursing from the School of Medical Sciences denounced the Health Ministry's continued employment of foreigners while they have been unemployed since their graduation in 2014. This came after the ministry hired a group of Asian nationals in nursing posts recently.