The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) announced a new scheme that is in line with the National Employment Programme and aims at increasing employment opportunities for Bahraini university graduates in the private sector. Firms in the private sector will get to recruit from the list of university graduates registered with the Ministry of Labour and Social Development (MoLSD), on the understanding that the chosen candidates will receive free professional training and wage support from the Ministry, going up to 70 per cent during the first year of employment. The issuance of work permits submitted by a company to LMRA will be put off/delayed by fourteen days to allow MoLSD to get in touch with the company and deliver a shortlist of suitable candidates registered with the Ministry for the job vacancy in question. The company’s request will be automatically processed after day fourteen in the event of no selection from the shortlist.
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Labour Migration
Labour Force Nationalization
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