14 recruitment offices shut down

newsimageRiyadh — A total of 14 recruitment offices were permanently closed down and another 40 faced temporary shutdown for violation of recruitment rules and regulations. Spokesman of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development Khaled Abalkhail said in a press statement on Sunday that labor inspectors conducted 661 visits to several recruitment offices and companies from Jan. 1 to April 30 in a bid to make sure that they comply with rules and regulations. He said the ministry solved 174 complaints filed against recruitment offices and companies. He urged citizens to report any violations through the unified customer service number, 19911, or by visiting the Musaned website (https://www.musaned.gov.sa/) or by visiting the nearest MLSD branch. The ministry is keen to protect the rights of Saudi nationals from illegal practices including exploitation and breach of contracts, emphasized Abalkhail. He stressed that inspection campaigns will never lose momentum to track down violators. According to the ministry, the Musaned website is a full-fledged platform that lists 605 recruitment offices and has a databank of over 40,000 domestic workers’ resumes. A total of 61,411 domestic workers were recruited through the website. The ministry highlighted that the Musaned website is a positive shift that allows Saudi citizens to recruit domestic workers. It aims to develop the domestic labor sector in the Kingdom.