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Saudi Binladin Group lays off 77,000 foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 57 days ago Saudi Arabia
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - One of Saudi Arabia's most powerful firms, the Saudi Binladin Group, has laid off 77,000 foreign workers, a Saudi daily reported on Monday, citing an anonymous company official.


Saudi Binladin Group confirmed to AFP that some staff have been let go, but gave no numbers.

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Service of a domestic worker: Saudis have 3 options

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Saudi Arabia
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RIYADH — Minister of Labor and Social Development Muferrej Al-Haqabani has issued decisions to regulate the domestic labor market by diversifying a range of services.


The decisions relate to recruitment companies. They define three types of services recruitment companies can provide: Mediating in the recruitment, offering the services of domestic workers, and the transfer o Read More

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30 days for recruitment of Indonesian domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Saudi Arabia
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JEDDAH — The Ministry of Labor and Social Development has announced that the recruitment of Indonesian domestic workers takes a maximum of one month after the issuance of the visa.


This was announced after the ministry signed an agreement with the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration for hiring domestic workers from Indonesia, said a source.

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Saudi to clamp down on traffickers of domestic workers

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Riyadh: Saudi authorities unveiled stringent measures against human traffickers who exploit runaway and illegal domestic workers.  


Lawbreakers convicted of exploiting maidservants and domestic workers through force and intimidation will be sentenced up 15 years in prison and/or a fine of SR1 million. Read More

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Maid traffickers under watch

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Saudi Arabia
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RIYADH — The Ministry of Labor and Social Development will cooperate with Public Security to pursue those who trade in the services of runaway domestic workers violating residency and labor laws.


All media outlets — especially social media sites — where ads offering the services of illegal housemaids appear will be monitored, said Assistant Undersecretary of the M Read More

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Maid to measure: Saudi, Indonesia strike deal to improve conditions for domestic help

Posted by jaypee 38 days ago Saudi Arabia
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The Ministry of Labor and Social Development and its Indonesian counterpart have reached an agreement for the recruitment of domestic labors, according to local media reports.

The ministry, according to the deal, will safeguard workers’ interest like keeping their identity cards and travel documents with them, as also freedom to call their families.


The agreement t Read More