Online portal to help Saudi sponsors recruit domestics

Updated 16 May 2016

Online portal to help Saudi sponsors recruit domestics

RIYADH: An online portal has been launched to help citizens to recruit their male and female domestic workers without being exploited by middlemen.
The new portal — available on Labor and Social Development Ministry’s website musaned.gov.sa — will provide a list of the agencies that are authorized to process the recruitment of these workers.
The portal also has details about nationalities and a variety of jobs available, in addition to the costs and the waiting period for the arrival of recruits which should not exceed 60 days .
Khalid Aba Al-Khail, the ministry’s spokesman, said the Musaned website also allows the parties involved in the contractual process to know the mechanisms to file complaints and resolve disputes.
The website contains the forms and documents required for the recruitment of domestic aides submitted by the concerned parties, said the spokesman.
There is also information about the costs for different types job categories from different nationalities.
He called on the clients to report any differences on the announced costs on the website through the ministry’s formal communication channels.
The period for the recruitment process should not exceed 60 days since the date of signing of the contract. Initial payment at the time of signing the contract would not exceed more than 25 percent of its value and the remaining amount would be paid once the visa is stamped on the passport of the worker, according to the official.
Clients can also find status updates on the site during the process.
A fine of SR100 will be imposed on the job agent for each day of delay for a maximum of period of 30 days.
The contract will be canceled if the manpower was not supplied during the required time and the clients will receive refunds along with fines.


Saudi Arabia appoints new FM, transport minister

Updated 32 min 3 sec ago

Saudi Arabia appoints new FM, transport minister

  • Saudi Arabia appointed Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Faisal foreign minister
  • Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser was appointed transport minister

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia appointed Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Faisal foreign minister and Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser transport minister, according to royal decrees published by Saudi Press Agency on Wednesday.

Amongst the other decrees, Saleh Mohammed Al-Othaim was appointed deputy head of the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority, whilst Abdullah bin Sharaf Al-Ghamdi was appointed head of the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority.

Tariq Abdullah Al-Sheddi was appointed head of the National Data Management Office, and Essam Abdullah Al-Waqit was appointed director of the National Information Center. 

Ibrahim Al-Assaf was relieved of his post as Saudi minister of foreign affairs, and Nabil bin Mohammed Al-Amoudi was relieved of his position as minister of transport.