185,950 new work permits issued and 145,211 work permits canceled last year



Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) issued 185,950 new work permits, and canceled 145,211 work permits last year. Also, the labor force in the country increased by 40,000 new employees in the private sector.In this context, the Deputy Director of PAM Abdullah Al-Mutawah explained in a press conference yesterday that the total fees collected for the services provided by PAM last year reached KD 17 million.Out of this amount, KD 13 million was generated from transfer fees, KD 2 million from work permits issued, and KD 970 thousand and 500 dinars from addition permits when issuing the work permit to the lists of distinguished.-A.T.