Over 9,000 termination of employment forms received in April – Bonnici

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A total of 9,116 termination of employment forms were received between 1 and 26 April.

The figures were tabled in Parliament by Employment Minister Owen Bonnici after Opposition MP Claudio Grech asked for statistics for the months of December, January, February, March and April.

In January, 9,707 termination of employment forms were submitted while in December 2019, a total of 5,904 termination of employment were submitted. In February a total of 7,678 forms were submitted while in March the total number of forms stood at 8,397.

Work permits

Grech also asked about the number of work permits issued by nationality since 2013.

A total of 7,418 work permits were issued in 2013, out of which 1,055 were issued in favour of persons holding a Filipino passport. 723 work permits were issued in favour of Bulgarians while 719 were issued for Serbians.

In 2015, only 2,522 work permits were issued, registering the lowest number when compared to other years. Mostly were issued in favour of Nigerian nationals.

So far only 1,977 work permits were issued this year, most of which were issued in favour of Gambian nationals.