Bahrain rolls out e-services for citizen job applications

Civil Service Bureau and e-gov authority launch digital jobs platform as Bahrainisation gains traction in the kingdom

Bahrain is digitising the process for citizen jobs.
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Bahrain is digitising the process for citizen jobs.

Bahrain has launched employment services within its bahrain.bh portal, through which citizens may apply for jobs in the kingdom, with the system, launched by president of Bahrain’s Civil Service Bureau (CSB), Ahmed bin Zayed Al-Zayed, and chief executive officer of Information and eGovernment Authority (IGA), Mohammed Ali Al-Qaed, aimed at helping Bahrain go paperless. 

Al-Zayed said the service package would be time-efficient for applicants, with submission times reduced to seven minutes from the 35 minutes it would require if applicants visited CSB's job information unit. 

Electronic applications will start to be accepted from end-July 2019. 

“The e-service was developed in line with CSB's strategic plan to improve government performance according to best practices, and to attract national cadres and create a competitive work environment to achieve the vision of Bahrain and promote its sustainable development,” Al-Zayed said.

Bahrainisation is a key priority in the kingdom, where members of parliament have proposed to ban expats from 35 professions.

While a full list has yet to be announced, these areas of work reportedly include education, currency exchange, accounting, and marketing. it was revealed earlier this month. 

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