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96% of runaway girls are Saudis

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Saudi Arabia
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MAKKAH: A recent survey conducted in the Makkah region found that 96.3 percent of girls who ran away from their families are Saudis, while 3.7 percent are non-Saudi. The study showed 51.9 percent are female university students, 36.4 percent high school students, and 11.7 percent middle school students.

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MoL to hold talks with recruitment agencies

Posted by jaypee 34 days ago Saudi Arabia
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JEDDAH: Deputy Minister of Labor Ahmed Al-Humaidan will meet with owners of licensed recruitment offices on Jan. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to discuss ongoing recruitment issues.

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No deduction of hiring fee from workers’ pay

Posted by jaypee 29 days ago Saudi Arabia
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RIYADH: Recruitment costs will not be imposed on Indonesian domestic workers when they arrive here. They will instead be employed through reputable recruitment agencies, according to a new deal between the two countries.

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More female than male domestics run away

Posted by jaypee 28 days ago Saudi Arabia
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RIYADH: A total of 86,549 domestic workers among the 847,927 workers ran away from their workplaces during 2014, according to the annual report for 2014 released by the Ministry of Labor here on Sunday.

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Ads for transfer or hiring of maids banned

Posted by jaypee 28 days ago Saudi Arabia
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JEDDAH — Anyone placing advertisements for hiring or offering sponsorship transfer of domestic workers will face legal action, according an announcement made by the Ministry of Labor on Sunday.

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