Saudi recruiters in Dhaka discuss recruiting more housemaids

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:30, Dec 06,2017 | Updated: 00:55, Dec 06,2017

 
 

A delegation of Saudi Arabian recruiting agencies on Tuesday had a meeting with senior officials of expatriate welfare and overseas employment ministry where they discussed ways to make easy the process of recruiting more housemaids from Bangladesh.
Vice-chairman of Saudi recruitment committee Khalid Abdulaziz Al Saleem led the two-member delegation while addition secretary Mohannad Azharul Huq, also acting secretary of EWOE ministry, led the Bangladesh team.
The ministry officials said they discussed how to make the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers more dynamic.
Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training director general Salim Reza and senior officials of the ministry were present at the meeting held at Probashi Kalyan Bhaban.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has alone recruited nearly 67 per cent of the country’s total female workers who migrated to work abroad during the first 10 months of the current year.
According to BMET, out of one lakh female migrant workers, a total of 66,773 female migrants were recruited by the employers of the KSA from January to October in 2017.
Saudi Arabia recruited over 68,000 female workers in the year of 2016, the BMET data show.
In May 2015, the Saudi Arabian employers resumed hiring the female workers from Bangladesh when the Bangladesh government allowed several hundred of recruiters to send females, mostly as housemaids, to the Kingdom.
After a seven-year ban on Bangladeshi workers, Saudi Arabia reopened its job market to the country’s female workers.

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