Arabic local newspaper Al-Jarida reported that the Public Authority for Manpower has launched two services for automatic renewal of licenses for expired domestic workers’ recruitment offices, and the issuance of new licenses “for the first time” to be available on the authority’s website after a hiatus of about three months.
According to manpower sources, some of the office owners met yesterday, the authority’s director, Ahmed Al-Mousa, his deputy for human and financial resources affairs, Marzouq Al-Otaibi, and the director of the Information Technology Department at the Authority, Eng. Rabab Al-Osaimi, who showed wide cooperation with the offices ’claims that came on Chief among them is the renewal of expired licenses, because they are the biggest difficulties, and the most prominent obstacles facing the vast majority of offices, and they disrupt the recruitment of domestic workers from the exporting countries, and stop the issuance of new visas.
Facilitation for offices
The sources emphasized that there are other new services, especially for domestic workers’ recruitment offices, that will enter the service in succession, including the issuance of practice licenses, amendment and cancellation, pointing out that the “workforce” decided to start the service of renewing expired licenses and licensing for the first time, in order to facilitate the office owners during the current period. Amid the exceptional circumstances that the country is going through, to ensure that their activities are not disrupted or stopped, especially coinciding with the approach of the blessed month of Ramadan, which increases during the demand for these workers.
In another matter, the head of the Federation of Domestic Workers Recruitment Agencies, Khaled Al-Dakhnan, called on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to expedite the decision and finalize the memorandum of understanding regarding the recruitment of Ethiopian domestic workers, especially after Addis Ababa approved all the claims raised by Kuwait, stressing that the approval of this memorandum and the subsequent permitting By bringing in Ethiopian workers, it creates a balance in the market, and fills the problem of the shortage of this labor that we are currently experiencing.
Al-Dakhnan explained to Al-Jarida that the union agreed with its Ethiopian counterpart on recruitment costs that would range between 400 and 500 dinars for the worker (not including the expenses for a safety platform), and it was also agreed that the monthly salary would be 80 dinars, surprising that the decision on the memorandum was delayed. From the “Foreign Ministry” side throughout the last period, despite repeated calls by the Union to speed up its implementation.
In addition, Al-Dakhnan thanked the “workforce” for responding quickly to offices’ requests to renew their licenses, by launching the automatic renewal service, especially since there are several offices whose licenses expired some time ago and were not able to renew.
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