Labor Ministry closes 54 recruitment offices, companies

Updated 14 May 2017

Labor Ministry closes 54 recruitment offices, companies

RIYADH: Field inspection teams from the Ministry of Labor and Social Development have carried out 661 inspections of recruitment offices and companies throughout the Kingdom this year until the end of April.
Field inspections are aimed at ensuring compliance with rules and regulations of recruitment and employment services, and with the executive list of the labor system.
“The inspection visits resulted in the permanent closure of 14 offices, and the temporary closure of 40 others, for violating the regulations and laws of the executive list for controls on activities and labor services, and non-compliance with the contracts concluded with customers,” said ministry spokesman Khaled Abalkhail.
The ministry handled 174 customer complaints against recruitment offices and companies in the same period, he added, calling on those with complaints or comments on the performance of recruitment offices and companies to report them to the ministry via official communication channels.
“The victim may file a complaint via the call center for customer service 19911, through the branches of the ministry in all regions of the Kingdom, or through the website Musaned ( The ministry is works to maintain and protect the rights of the citizen against fraud or non-fulfillment of any agreement between the contracting parties,” said the spokesman.
He added that campaigns and supervisory visits to recruitment offices and companies across the Kingdom will continue to verify the application of regulations and compliance of service providers with controls and laws for recruitment.
The Musaned website is an initiative of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development to bring together and link all parties involved in the domestic labor process under one umbrella.

Dr. Majdah Abdulhadi Shugdar, Saudi executive

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Dr. Majdah Abdulhadi Shugdar, Saudi executive

Dr. Majdah Abdulhadi Shugdar has been the general supervisor of the General Directorate of Training at the Education and Training Evaluation Commission since January 2020.

In 1989, she gained a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) and a master’s degree in the same field of study, also from KAU, in 1995.

Fifteen years later, she obtained a post-graduate diploma in research management from the University of Bradford, in the UK and in 2014, a Ph.D. in business administration from Cardiff Metropolitan University, in Wales.

Shugdar worked as a laboratory quality coordinator at the clinical laboratory and blood bank of Jeddah’s King Fahd General Hospital (KFGH) from 1997 to 2001. She also worked at KFGH as director of the total quality management (TQM) department from 2008 to 2015.

In 2004, she became the director of TQM at the Jeddah-based International Medical Center (IMC), where she successfully built a database for the automatic generation of monthly reports. She also developed IMC’s TQM and patient safety plan in coordination with US-based Cleveland Clinic.

Two years later, she moved to the Saudi Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI) where she was appointed as the director of the TQM department.

From 2008 to 2015, Shugdar worked as the director of the health care accreditation department at the CBAHI and between 2015 and January 2020 was a general director assistant for health care accreditation affairs with the board.

Shugdar has represented Saudi Arabia as a speaker and chairperson at a number of international events.