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Bahrain amnesty for illegal workers begins July 1

A six-month general amnesty for workers staying in Bahrain illegally will begin on Wednesday, a report said. Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) chief executive Ausamah Al Absi announced yesterday that the grace period for u

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Bahrain plans new unit to fight human trafficking

Bahrain is stepping up efforts to tackle human trafficking by creating a dedicated new unit to help victims, a report said. It will be overseen by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) and include participation of social w

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Bahrain steps up crackdown on illegal workers

The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has unveiled plans to step up inspections at trade, industrial and tourism establishments as part of efforts to address the issue of illegal workers, a report said. LMRA chief executiv

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Bahrain plans new crackdown on free visa racket

A new crackdown on Bahrain's illegal visa black market is due to commence within a matter of weeks, a report said. Tens of thousands of foreign workers in Bahrain are thought to be working in the country illegally, reported th

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Bahrain sees surge in unpaid maid cases

A total of 16 housemaids have been given sanctuary at a women's shelter in Bahrain in the last four weeks, making it the highest figure recorded within eight months, a report said. However, the 'unusual surge' at the M

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US set for solid pace of jobs growth in July

US employment growth likely retained enough momentum in July to help buoy the economy for the rest of the year, a report said. Nonfarm payrolls probably increased by 233,000 this month, according to a Reuters survey of economists.

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New rules to protect foreign workers in Bahrain

Bahrain’s Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has introduced new rules for recruitment agencies, which will require them to deposit BD10,000 ($26,500) in a bank account for dealing with problems involving foreign workers.

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Labour reforms 'key to job creation'

Reforms in labour markets and social protection are key to job creation in the Arab world. This was the conclusion of a three-day forum in Riyadh where ministers, representatives from international organisations, private sector an

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US upbeat as new jobless claims fall

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in nearly a month, a hopeful sign for the labor market, while holiday retail sales rose in November and December. Initial claim

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Bahrain firms dispute expat worker fee

Bahrain's business community has launched a petition against the reintroduction of a tax on foreign workers, a report said. The government announced last month that the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) would start col

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