Manama, Oct. 6 (BNA): During the past years, the flexi work permit has contributed to preventing a raise in the number of illegal expatriate workers. It has also facilitated many procedures for entry-level workers and enabled them to work in more than one job at the same time, full-time or part-time, which contributed to the availability of suitable employment with the required competence for entrepreneurs and investors. Continue reading
LMRA calls on businesses, companies, and individuals who engage in the activity of “Manpower Agencies” in any form and under any name such as providing temporary domestic employees by the hour or providing cleaners for homes by the hour, or providing caregivers and nurses or others without obtaining a “Manpower Agency” license from the LMRA to stop immediately and rectify their position in accordance with the provisions of Article (28) of Law No. (19) of 2006, and the ordinance regulating this license No. (3) for the year 2014 regarding the regulation of licenses for manpower agencies and the procedures in force at the authority, to avoid legal accountability. Continue reading
Manama, June 7 (BNA): The Labor Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has launched a portal to connect job seekers and private sector institutions and companies. Ausamah Abdullah Al Absi, Chief Executive Officer of LMRA said the launch of portal is within the framework of assisting prospective employers to know about workers’ availability, skills, capabilities and qualifications in the Kingdom. Continue reading
EMPLOYMENT growth among expatiates went up by 5.1 per cent, according to latest figures. It has risen from 488,979 in the fourth quarter of 2012 to 514,156 in the fourth quarter last year. Continue reading
Total employment decreased to reach 593,660 by the end of Q1 2010
The total number of employed persons in Bahrain at the end of 2010 Q1 decreased from 597,592 in Q1 2009 to reach 593,660 by the end of Q1 2010. Continue reading
I wish to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) for their kind and helpful nature.
My residence permit was cancelled/expired two months ago and I was unemployed during this period. Continue reading
Foreign worker employment in Bahrain continues to decline
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.
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.