Govt statistics show 80% Kuwaitis refused private sector jobs in 2019



Recent government statistics alarmingly showed 59 percent of Kuwaiti youth refused to work in the private sector in 2017, and that the percentage jumped to 80 percent in 2019, Al-Jarida reported yesterday. The statistics, revealed in response to a parliamentary inquiry by MP Abdullah Al-Kandari, showed that the manpower authority had offered Kuwaiti graduates 6,861 job opportunities in the private sector in 2017, but 4,067 of them refused the jobs. “The job opportunities offered in 2018 were 5,778, but only 1,160 nominees accepted them,” the sources added. The manpower authority’s response stressed that as decided by the minister of education’s resolution number 80/2013, it financially supports graduates effective from the date of graduation, professionally guides them and offers them job opportunities in various sectors. – Al-Jarida