The Ministry of Labour received 2,849 recruitment applications in November and approved 1,558, it was announced through the official Twitter account. Local Arabic daily 'Arrayah' reported that the ministry received 3,570 applications for changing profession in November and approved 3,554. Out of 946 applications for work permits under family sponsorship, 593 work permits were renewed, new permits issued for 73 applicants and 280 permits cancelled.
During November, the ministry made 68 inspection visits to recruitment agencies, and issued five warning notices. The Labour Inspection Department carried out 3,936 inspection visits in November. While 645 companies were issued warnings to remove their violations and 288 other companies issued violation reports and referred to the security entities concerned, dealings and transactions were stopped for 4,244 organisations for violating the Labour Law.
The ministry received 300 labour complaints against different companies through the Unified Platform and all were settled. While 2,024 other complaints are still under process, 175 were referred to the Labour Dispute Settlement Committees. Regarding the domestic workers complaints against their employers, 14 complaints were settled, 80 are under process and four referred to the Labour Dispute Settlement Committees.