Labour Relations & Social Security

Libya has a work force of approximately one million, of which 31% work in industry, 27% are involved in services, 24% in government and 18% in agriculture.

Employee Training Programmes
All employers are expected to have formalized training programs for the Libyan nationals they employ and are required to demonstrate the implementation of their programs.

Working Conditions
Working conditions are defined in the Labor Law No. 12 / 2010.

Work Permits
Foreigners who work in Libya require a work permit which must be applied for in advance by the prospective employer. Permission is normally granted provided the skills and qualifications are those that are permitted and required in Libya and are not specifically prohibited by the Labor Office.

The approval for a work permit is given usually between 10-15 days after the application is received.