993,608 residents avail of labor recruitment services

Updated 29 November 2016
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993,608 residents avail of labor recruitment services

RIYADH: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development has announced that 993,608 residents of the Kingdom have availed themselves of its program in the recruitment of domestic workers.
“Citizens and residents of the Kingdom wishing to avail themselves of the ministry’s program in recruitment can go to the link http://www.musaned.gov.sa, said Khalid Aba Al-Khail, the ministry’s spokesman. He said that the site allows users to identify the offices and companies which had been licensed to carry out the activity of providing recruitment services to residents of the Kingdom.
He pointed out that this information was in addition to the listing of nationalities and professions available, as well as costs extended to each. He added that the site also allows customers to learn about the rights of domestic workers and the employer’s rights, and the duties of the parties during the period of the contract between them.
The ministry spokesman added that the household employment program “comes from the keenness of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development to frame the relationship between the contracting parties.”
Aba Al-Khail added that the reason for this was “to ensure their continuity, as well as its contribution to the stability of the market, adjust recruitment costs, and deliver the quality and appropriate services to citizens and residents alike.”
The spokesman added that the site also offers customers access to the forms and documents of household employment, warning customers of dealing with persons or institutions that claim to provide supportive services.
He pointed out that the site also allows the parties to the contractual process to identify the mechanism for filing complaints as well as disputes, and urged all customers to report irregularities or problems they face in recruiting through official channels.


A man and his dog — bonded through Arab history

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A man and his dog — bonded through Arab history

  • The image is the earliest evidence for the use of leashes to control dogs, with the earliest records previously found in Egypt, dating from 5,500 years ago
JEDDAH: Recent engravings discovered in northwestern Saudi Arabia depicting a man with a pack of hunting dogs are thought to be among the oldest records of man domesticating animals in the world.
Estimated to date back more than 9,000 years, the engravings, found at Shuwaymis and Jubbah, show a man drawing his bow and arrow surrounded by thirteen dogs, each with unique coat markings, and two on leads.
The area is home to over 1,400 rock carving panels, but these are now considered to be the crown jewel for the subject they convey, according to Maria Guagnin, an archaeologist at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany, which is overseeing the site in partnership with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage.
Despite the fact that Guagnin and her team cannot precisely date the panel, the condition of the rock and the sequence of the engraving suggest they date back at least nine millennia. However, there remains conflict over when domesticated dogs first arrived on the Arabian peninsula, and whether these animals were descended from the Arabian wold, or dogs tamed by other peoples abroad, somewhere between 15,000 to 30,000 years ago.
Certainly, the image is the earliest evidence for the use of leashes to control dogs, with the earliest records previously found in Egypt, dating from 5,500 years ago. 

Speculation for their development is also unclear — perhaps the leashed animals were more valuable than the others, or maybe the images depict a way to train new dogs.