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US labour market strenth remains 'intact'

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but a sharp drop in layoffs in March suggested the labour market momentum remained intact.   Labour market strength, however,

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Saudi to ban foreigners from selling mobile phones

In an effort to provide more jobs to Saudi Arabian citizens, the kingdom will ban foreign workers from selling and maintaining mobile phones and accessories for them, the Ministry of Labour said on Tuesday. Stores selling mobile c

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Tamkeen survey to focus on labour market dynamics

An employer survey has been launched by Bahrain's labour fund Tamkeen to capture a comprehensive portrait of the labour market in Bahrain and focus on the different dimensions of supporting career advancement in the kingdom. &

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Bahrain hailed as global model for labour rights

Bahrain is a global role model for its practices in dealing with foreign workers, International Organisation for Migration (IOM) director-general William Lacy Swing has said. Swing has also praised the kingdom’s efforts in guaranteeing f

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Bahrain amends private sector labour law

His Majesty King Hamad of Bahrain has issued a law amending the kingdom's Labour Law for the private sector, which has been approved by the National Assembly.    According to the amendment, the employer

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Qatar rejects Amnesty report on labour abuse

Qatar's government has rejected a report by Amnesty International which said abuse of migrant labourers in the country remains "rampant" five years after it won the right to host the World Cup. A statement by Qatar&#

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Qatar rejects Amnesty report on labour abuse

Qatar's government has rejected a report by Amnesty International which said abuse of migrant labourers in the country remains "rampant" five years after it won the right to host the World Cup. A statement by Qatar&#

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Saudi firms urged to set up 'workers villages'

As the Saudi government rolls out one mega project after another in the kingdom, the industry experts believe it is high time the labourers working on these developments get a higher standard of living. The kingdom is currently im

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Qatar labour reforms 'not enough'

Qatar has announced modest plans to reform its labour laws for foreign workers, but rights groups said on Wednesday that the measures taken by the 2022 World Cup host are not enough. Foreign workers employed in Qatar, making up ne

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Airbus calls on Germany to open up labour market to refugees

Germany should deregulate its labour market and create more lower-paid jobs to help refugees find work and integrate better into society, the head of Europe's largest aerospace group Airbus said on Sunday. Germany expects at l

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