By Ben Garcia and Isobel Ransome
Kuwait Times | 04 September 2017
KUWAIT: A government-backed recruitment agency for domestic helpers in Kuwait is mooted to lower fees and clean up the industry. But embassies of countries with large populations of domestic helpers here as well as private recruiting agencies, both in Kuwait and in those countries, opose the plan. This fall, the newly-established recruitment company tasked with hiring domestic helpers from labour-exporting countries such as the Phiippines and Sri Lanka is sent to launch operations.
Speaking exclusively with Kuwait Times, Saleh Al-Wehaib, General Manager of Al-Durra (KSCC), said the government-run agency will start recruiting domestic helpers once the labour-sending sources and fees are successfully negotiated and requirements of the relevant embassies are clear.