28 November 2014, Arab News

Manpower firms in the Saudi market responded to the Ministry of Labor’s pressure and published the prices and the cost of recruiting domestic workers on the “Mosanid” website before the deadline, next Monday. As of yesterday, 166 out of 329 certified recruitment offices in Saudi Arabia have published the costs and prices of their workers.

Recruitment companies in Riyadh were among the first in the sector to meet the ministry’s demands, paving the way for other offices throughout the Kingdom.

Ziad Sayegh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Labor for customer services and labor relations, said there are significant contributions by recruitment offices in different areas of the Kingdom with the “Mosanid” program.

It is worth mentioning that the average recruitment prices for workers from the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Morocco, India, Eritrea, and Kenya is about SR15,000, while the waiting period can range between four and eight months.



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