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More Than 10,000 Jobs Created in Bahrain


Bahrain : 30 April 2011

In total, 10,519 new positions have opened up in Bahrain since the beginning of 2011. A report stated that the average employment rate over the past three months sat at 3.7 percent and there were more than 5,347 jobseekers reported.

Despite the political incidents in the nation, Bahrain’s job market remains stable, as covered in a new quarterly report released by the Ministry of Labour.

This good index is indicative of the Bahraini economy’s capacity to create new positions, according to the Minister of Cabinet Affairs Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed.

The minister gave tribute to those citizens who expressed their loyalty and allegiance to the nation’s leadership, standing with unity under a banner reading “In Love of High Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman.”

According to the minister, the surge in patriotic displays help to drive determination for the service of citizens and the progression and prosperity of Bahrain.

An amendment went through in the recent session altering the executive bylaw on the municipalities’ law dated from 2002.

These changes require decisions to have approval from two-thirds of the attending municipal council membership.

This new text was then referred to the ministerial committee covering legal affairs. Plans were approved to overhaul Muharraq’s infrastructure, especially those areas where narrow roads are the norm.

Diversification will be seen in the scholarships awarded to Religious Institute graduating students. This will make enrollment possible for those students aiming at academic specialties in various universities across the GCC and the Arab region, as well as those higher education institutions that are oriented with Sharia law.

The Ministry of Education was directed to put together a thorough report covering the scholarships awarded in Bahrain as well as abroad, with the standards of living taken into account.

Approval was also given to a proposal covering increased controls in hotels and various facilities for tourists. A parliamentary proposal for the evacuation and razing of dilapidated and potentially dangerous buildings was approved.

A study was requested looking into the causes of the high volume of accidents occurring at the Um Al Naasan Highway/Al Hejjiyat Avenue junction.

The Ministry of Works has been directed to close this junction and form an alternative route.

Paul Holdsworth, Staff Writer, Gulf Jobs Market News
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