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Unemployment rate drops to 4pc in Bahrain

Unemployment rates in Bahrain have dropped from 4.5 per cent in the last quarter of last year to 4 per cent in the first quarter of this year, said Labour Minister Jameel Humaidan. A total of 2,042 Bahrainis on average were employ

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Bahrain unemployment rate drops to 4.3pc

Government programmes to boost the skills of job-seekers have helped nearly 5,000 Bahrainis into work in the last three months, cutting the unemployment rate to 4.3 per cent, said HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.

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Bahrain steps up clamp on runaway workers

Around 1,700 foreign workers run away from their employers every year in Bahrain, said a senior government official, adding new measures introduced by the government had brought down the figure. "We have shelters in co-operat

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49,000 illegal expat workers in Bahrain

The number of illegal expatriate workers in Bahrain, most of who come from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, has reached 49,000, a senior government official said. The ministry is co-ordinating efforts with the Labour Market Regulat

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Bahrain unemployment rate edges up in Q2

Bahrain’s unemployment rate for the second quarter of the year rose to 4.7 per cent up from 4 per cent in the first quarter, said a senior government official. Labour Minister Jameel Humaidan attributed the increase to the f

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Summer work ban begins in Bahrain

Summer ban on outdoor work, which prohibits all outdoor work between midday and 4pm and carries a penalty per worker for companies, has begun today (July 1) in Bahrain and will run until the end of August. The maximum penalty has

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Summer work ban begins in Bahrain

Summer ban on outdoor work, which prohibits all outdoor work between midday and 4pm and carries a penalty per worker for companies, has begun today (July 1) in Bahrain and will run until the end of August. The maximum penalty has

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Key construction summit opens in Bahrain

The annual Gulf Construction Conference 2013, set to open today in Bahrain, will discuss a number of key issues pertaining to the construction sector in the kingdom and the GCC. Organised by the Bahraini Society for Construction C

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Bahrain plans to boost employment for women

Bahrain has chalked out details of a new plan to tackle unemployment, particularly among women, as they account for the vast majority of unemployed Bahrainis, said a senior government official. Of the 7,718 people registered as jo

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Career expo opens in Bahrain

A total of 195 companies will also showcase their vacancies and training opportunities for job-seekers at a major careers exhibition set to open today in Bahrain, a report said. Labour Minister Jameel Humaidan will today open the 10th C

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