Report: Bahrain’s labour market stable

The workforce in Bahrain peaked up in size in the second quarter of 2017, reaching 763,618, making a rise of 1.2% compared with the same period in 2016, a report by the Labour and Social Development Minister and the Board of Directors Chairman of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has revealed. Continue reading

Companies’ commitment to Bahrainisation quotas praised

Manama, Feb. 22 (BNA): Chief Executive Officer of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), Ausamah bin Abdulla Al-Absi, has called on business owners to hire Bahraini competencies while filling job vacancies, and to be committed to the Bahrainisation rate determined by the law. Continue reading

No missing amounts


The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) yesterday issued a joint statement with Tamkeen stating that there are no variations or “missing amounts” in the financial accounts of Tamkeen. LMRA and Tamkeen stressed in the statement that there was no scope for missing amounts because of the developed financial accounting systems that they use. Continue reading

National Plan to Develop the National Work Force Discussed Share |

Manama, July 27. (BNA) –

Labour Minister and Board Chairman of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan met here today the CEO of the Economic Development Board (EDB) and Board Chairman of the Labour Fund (Tamkeen) Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa. Continue reading

Where does the money go?

After several years of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) imposing fees on the hiring of foreign workers, many business owners still complain about the added expense. The LMRA currently charges BD200 for a work visa application or renewal and BD90 for a dependents’ visa. In addition to this, companies must pay BD10 a month for every foreign employee. This adds up to around BD440 in fees every two years for each expat worker. Continue reading