Companies warned over Bahrainisation


Employers who fail to adhere to Bahrainisation quotas will be fined or have work permits cancelled, a top official warned. The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has accused employers of consistently abusing the Bahrainisation Law, which states that a Bahraini has to be hired for every four foreign workers. Continue reading

Labour market infrastructure development continues

jameel Humaidan(resized)Labour Minister Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan said the ministry continues to implement various labour market infrastructure development projects. Projects include the ongoing Vocational Standards, Qualifications and Certification (VSQC) and the Labour Market Observatory (LMO) projects. Continue reading


 are Bahraini. Labour Minister Jameel Humaidan yesterday confirmed the country was working towards the elimination of its existing Bahrainisation policy.

He said the changes were being implemented due to the success of initiatives to train the national workforce. Continue reading

Rethink ‘crucial’ on Bahrainisation level in gold and jewellery trade

AUTHORITIES could finally decide on the Bahrainisation level needed in the gold and jewellery sector.

A study has been commissioned into the sector and results would be revealed next month, said a Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) spokesman. Continue reading

Bahrain plans clamp on hiring expats

New restrictions will be imposed on the hiring of expatriate workers to create more jobs for Bahrainis, said a senior government official.

Labour Minister and chairman of Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Jameel Humaidan said during the weekly parliament session that Bahrainisation was important to create a peaceful society, since jobs guaranteed personal security for local citizens. Continue reading