Ethiopian housemaids coming to the Saudi Arabia – Saudi Gazette report

August 28th, 2008 Print Print Email Email

JEDDAH – Recruitment of Ethiopian house-maids, arriving in the Kingdom within the next few days, is expected to curb demand for Indonesian labor by 30 percent.

Sources at the Ministry of Labor said Ethiopia authorized its nationals to work in Saudi Arabia without placing any conditions for recruitment except the legal formalities. (more…)

JEDDAH – Recruitment of Ethiopian house-maids, arriving in the Kingdom within the next few days, is expected to curb demand for Indonesian labor by 30 percent.

Sources at the Ministry of Labor said Ethiopia authorized its nationals to work in Saudi Arabia without placing any conditions for recruitment except the legal formalities.

The country has set the monthly salary for house-maids at SR700. Recruitment fees will range from SR4,000 to SR6,000, Al-Watan reported.
Ali Al-Qurashi, member of the Foreign Recruitment Committee at Jeddah’s Chamber of Commerce, dismissed news on recruitment from East European countries like Bulgaria, Ukraine and Russia. However, recruitment from Islamic countries like Tajikistan, Kyrghizistan, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo is in the pipeline, he said.

The recruitment will carry a number of restrictions including a minimum age of 40 for the workers, he added.
Faisal Al-Qatami, member of the recruitment committee at the chamber said several inquiries were received for recruitment from Eastern Europe, but no response was received from the National Recruitment Committee or from the Ministry of Labor.

“I expect recruitment from these countries will be banned,” Al-Qatami said.

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