Expat workers soar by 19%

A FOREIGN recruitment drive saw Bahraini firms employ more expats than ever during the 12 months leading up to the end of March, according to new figures released by the government.

A total of 71,000 foreign workers were hired since March last year, swelling the country’s expat workforce by 18.8 per cent.

Expats accounted for around two-thirds of Bahrain’s workforce by the end of the first quarter of this year.

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Employment rate rises 10.5 per cent

By SOMAN BABY

MANAMA: Employment in Bahrain shot up by 10.5 per cent during the third quarter of this year, it was revealed yesterday.

Most of the jobs went to expatriates, with Bahraini employment up by 3.5pc, compared to a 4.1pc growth in the previous quarter, said the report published in the Bahraini Labour Market newsletter.

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