Kuwait City - Expatriates holding pre-universty qualifications or no degrees could be barred from working in Kuwait beyond the age of 60.
The manpower authority is working on issuing a resolution banning the renewal of residency visas for expatriates unless they hold university degrees.
According to informed sources, there is no consensus on the contentious issue as some board members back it , while others oppose it on humanitarian grounds, taking into account the decades the expats would have spent in the country and their need to work.
The sources said that a new package of resolutions will be issued after the national holidays regulating work in the private labour market and government projects.
The sources added that the new resolutions will help fight visa traffickers and fake companies that bring expat labourers into the country and abandon them to seek jobs in the local labour market.