Oman to reduce fees of expat work permits, allows employees to switch jobs

DUBAI: Oman will lower the fees of expat work permits renewal until December of 2020 by about one-third the current price, national daily Times of Oman reported.

Companies bringing expat employees into the country and renewing their work visas will be required to pay $525 instead of $782 until the end of the year.

“Permission will also be granted to renew the expired licenses of companies with an Omani workforce, as well as for small and medium enterprises registered with the Public Authority for Social Insurance,” the Ministry of Labor said.

The Ministry of Labor also said expats leaving the country were exempt from paying the fines they have accumulated during their stay in Oman, provided they depart the country permanently. The new decision is valid until the end of the year.

The ministry also approved an “exemption from fees and fines resulting from work permits for non-Omani manpower, provided

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High school equivalency test fees covered by CARES Act funding | Indiana News

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana will provide local adult education programs reimbursement for test fees for students who take the high school equivalency through Dec. 30, according to Marilyn Pitzulo, associate chief adult education, of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, in a news release today.

To qualify, students must be Indiana residents, currently enrolled in an adult education program, and have successful scores on a practice exam.

Funding is through the CARES Act and will cover up to $95 for the exam at test centers.

Local adult education personnel believe that additional funding will be a boost. At Indianapolis’ Wayne Township adult education, Christy McIntyre-Gray, program coordinator, is hopeful they will be able to increase the number of high school equivalencies.

“Many of our career training programs require the HSE (high school equivalency) such as medical and dental assisting and sterile processing as well as some CDL and computer training programs,”

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