Unexpected facilitations issued by the Public Authority for Manpower regarding the transfer of expatriate workers between sectors, after strict procedures that continued for years, opening the door wide to speculation that there is an imbalance in the labor market, pushing the authority to a number of exceptions to rectify it.

The authority announced yesterday that it would allow the transfer of workers in the government sector for expatriate workers who work in government agencies from ministries, agencies and public institutions, as well as those enrolled in the family, to work in the private sector, in addition to allowing the transfer of workers for some activities that were subject to the scope of the prohibition to transfer outside the sector.

While the authority made clear that the decision came in response to the needs of the labor market during the current period, and will be applied until further notice in light of the measures taken in the matter of combating the Corona pandemic, informed sources indicated to Al-Rai that the labor market has suffered in recent months from a shortage of workers. Expatriate in different sectors.

The sources pointed out that the departure of tens of thousands of expatriates during the “year of Corona” and the remaining tens of thousands of others stranded in their countries in light of the closure measures that are still in effect, as well as the suspension of the recruitment of workers from abroad for more than a year, necessitated the intervention of the Manpower Authority to address the problem through clearing The field for the transfer of workers according to what the labor market needs and according to the controls and procedures specified.

Categories allowed to transfer

1 – From government work to the private sector
2 – From joining the family to the private sector

3 – From one sponsor to another in all activities

4- Workers in the sectors of industry, agriculture, grazing and hunting, societies and cooperative unions and companies in the free trade zone