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Minister of Labor responds to 61 calls

DATE: 30-Mar-2016

RIYADH — The Minister of Labor responded to 61 video calls from clients and dealt with their issues personally. A source from the Ministry of Labor said the ministry has offered a new service which enables clients to directly call the head office of the ministry and sometimes speak to the minister...

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20,000 Saudis to be trained to replace expat workers in cell phone sector

DATE: 30-Mar-2016

RIYADH — The Human Resources Development Fund (HADAF) and Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) signed on Tuesday an agreement to train 20,000 Saudi men and women in the field of mobile phone sales, maintenance and customer service. Abdul Kareem Al-Nujaidi, director general of HA...

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Recruitment fee soars for maids from Bangladesh

DATE: 29-Mar-2016

DAMMAM — The fee for recruiting Bangladeshi expatriates through black market has skyrocketed and now stands between SR12,000 to SR14,000. A source from a recruitment office said the fee has spiked up by 50 to 70 percent excluding the SR2,000 for the visa itself. “The price increased by at le...

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New center receives 1,890 cases of domestic violence

DATE: 29-Mar-2016

JEDDAH — The new domestic violence reporting center has received 1,890 domestic violence reports during the first three days of its opening, the Ministry of Social Affairs has said. Deputy Minister of Social Affairs for Social and Family Care Abdullah Al-Muaiqil said the center opened on Sunday...

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No passport services without fingerprinting

DATE: 29-Mar-2016

RIYADH – The Directorate General of Passports (Jawazat) announced on Monday that all passport services for those expatriates who failed to register their biometric fingerprinting details have been stopped. “No computer services will be available for those who did not take their fingerprinting...

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255 new recruitment offices issued license

DATE: 28-Mar-2016

RIYADH — The Ministry of Labor has issued 255 new licenses for domestic labor recruitment offices. The move is aimed at creating a competitive market that provides options to meet the needs of people wishing to recruit domestic workers. Sources said the ministry was planning to open new chan...

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Labor Ministry insists on 100% feminization in women shops

DATE: 28-Mar-2016

JEDDAH — The Ministry of Labor is insisting on 100 percent feminization of all positions in retail stores selling women’s accessories in major cities of the Kingdom, according to a ministry source. He said the ministry cooperates with the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs to enforce the...

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‘Wanted’ notices for human traffickers

DATE: 24-Mar-2016

‘Wanted’ notices for human traffickers. Wanted notices for 11 people suspected of being part of an alleged human trafficking...

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Jeddah Indian Community group honors Jaber Patel

DATE: 24-Mar-2016

JEDDAH — Jeddah Indian Community, an amalgamation of many social, sports, cultural & welfare outfits in the city, organized a felicitation reception to honor two visiting Indian social reformers from Indo-Arab Friendship Foundation — Jaber Patel, president, and Ateeq Siddiqui, general secretary....

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Court rejects complaint against Labor Ministry

DATE: 23-Mar-2016

RIYADH: The Fourth Circuit of the Administrative Court issued a ruling rejecting two cases filed against the Ministry of Labor in Riyadh by the Majid Alhaqas Recruitment Office, regarding the ministry’s decrees number 3207 and 3208, through which the ministry sought to protect the interests of cit...

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