Labour Services


The Ministry of Labour and Social Development seeks to achieve its vision and objectives through its responsibility to carry out the following tasks:


1.Contribute to the promotion of economic and social development by developing and stimulating the national workforce, enhancing its productivity and guaranteeing its rights.

2.Contributing in developing the national workforce by strengthening the vocational training sector in order to:

-          Raising the levels of performance efficiency of the national workforce.

-          Providing job opportunities and promotion for national workers and raising their self-competitiveness to expatriate workers.

-          Strengthen Bahrain's position as a regional center for training and human resources development.

3.Regulating the labour market by monitoring applications of legislation and regulations.

4.Providing job-seekers with suitable and decent job opportunities.

5.Providing job seekers with training opportunities for and private sector workers.

6. Providing job- seekers a career guidance to students.

7.Providing unemployment insurance (benefits and compensation) and studying the cases for treatment.

8. Developing training and rehabilitation as a prerequisite to meet the needs of the labour market.

9.Settling labour disputes (individual and collective) amicably and consensually, and spreading the spirit of dialogue and social partnership.

10.Ensuring the proper implementation of labour laws and regulations and cooperation with Arab and international bodies in this field.

11.Ensure the application of occupational health and safety requirements and conduct periodic inspection to ensure the correctness of application.

12.Providing programs to improve wages and job benefits in the private sector to achieve the attractiveness required for job-seekers.

13.Providing advisory services to employers and workers in the areas of rights and duties and in relation to the national legislation in force.

14.Supporting the employers and provide services and facilities to increase productivity and enhance competitiveness.

15. Issuing official licenses and certificates as follows:

- Employment confirmation certificate for Bahrainis in the private sector (approved by the Public Authority for Social Insurance).

-  Bahrainization certificate (approved in the tender system).

-  Establishment Licenses and operation of private vocational training institutes.

16.  Conducting surveys and field studies to prepare and modify the professional description.

17.  Preparing and publishing a monthly and quarterly labour reports and studies and provide them with the necessary labour statistics on the numbers of the official Bahraini workforce in the private sector, the employment rates, the number of trainees on the job, the budgets of training contributions, the rehabilitation and rehabilitation of graduates and dropouts, the quality of programs, the requirements of the Labour market, the unemployment rates and the numbers of persons entitled to unemployment insurance. Trade unions, labour disputes and other studies and statistics.



Work Laws & Rules:


Breakdown insurance

Vocational training

Private educational and

training institutions


Private Sector Labour Law

Trade unions




























































































































































































































































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