LMRA completes 388,375 transactions in Q1 2023

Manama, May 24 (BNA): Nouf Abdul Rahman Jamsheer, CEO of the Labor Market Regulatory Authority, announced an increase of 48.6% in the number of completed deals during the first quarter of 2023, to reach 388,375 deals in total.

She said that the Labor Market Regulatory Authority’s call centers received 237.2 thousand calls, an increase of 58%, noting that the growth in the number of transactions achieved reflects the continued increase in commercial activities supported by the economic recovery plan adopted by the Kingdom.

Jamsheer highlighted the success of the enforcement and protection sector in the Labor Market Regulatory Authority in improving operational efficiency by intensifying daily inspection campaigns in cooperation with relevant government agencies, especially the Ministry of Interior.

The figures show an increase in the number of inspection visits carried out by the authority during the first quarter of this year, by 55% compared to the same period in 2022, to exceed 10,000 inspection visits.

It witnessed 48 joint inspection campaigns in the first quarter of 2022, compared to 155 campaigns in the first quarter of this year.

The expansion of inspection campaigns aims to verify the extent to which establishments comply with regulations and laws, and to address irregular employment in a way that preserves competitiveness, justice and stability in the labor market.

The records show the number of 598 violations in the first quarter of the year, with a growth rate of 182%, while the number of violations registered for the use of workers without a work permit reached 983 violations.

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The efforts also resulted in an increase in the total number of violations that led to deportation from 182 workers in the first three months of 2022 to about 1093 workers in the same period of this year.

Jamsheer pointed out that the economic vision of the Kingdom of Bahrain 2030 aims to achieve the main goal of the Authority’s work through reforming and developing the labor market in accordance with the principles of sustainability, competitiveness and justice.

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