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Business & Money | Tuesday 16 January, 2024 7:59 am |
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HRSD Ministry lowers recruitment cost cap for workers from 6 countries

Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (HRSD) announced reducing the maximum limit for recruiting domestic workers from a number of countries, including the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia.

 

Details of Lowering Cost Caps for Works from 6 Countries (SAR ‘000)

Country

Current Maximum Limit

Prev. Maximum Limit

Philippines

14.70

15.90

Sri Lanka

13.80

15.00

Bangladesh

11.75

13.00

Uganda

9.00

10.87

Kenya

8.30

9.50

Ethiopia

5.90

6.90

This step comes within the ministry's efforts to review the recruitment costs and applicable laws, as per changes.

 

The ministry instructed earlier the licensed recruitment offices to set the maximum limit for recruitment costs of domestic workers from some nationalities. The maximum limit was set for domestic workers from Sierra Leone at SAR 7,500, Burundi (SAR 7,500) and Thailand (SAR 10,000), excluding VAT.

 

 

Source : Argaam 

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