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Ministry of Labor tightens restrictions on foreign labor


The ministry of labor- information bureau announced in a statement yesterday that it will not endorse any requests for bringing in foreign workforce except in urgent cases. This, step, according to the statement, has been taken in light of the surging unemployment among the Lebanese due to the calamitous economic conditions, and in order to cut the volume of money transfers abroad and create jobs for the Lebanese. The statement asked involved institutions and offices to act responsibly and use the local labor to the extent possible. Recalling, that the above decision does not cover the fourth category, namely the migrant women domestic workers (MWDWs), as confirmed the Business Echoes portal citing labor minister, Kamil Abu Sleiman. (Al Diyar, An Nahar, November 28, 2019)

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