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Buying and selling maids online

Posted by jaypee 74 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Migrant labour in Gulf countries has long been a subject of controversy, and the system that regulates it has now spawned a black market for domestic servants who are bought and sold online.


BBC Trending has discovered that dozens of private Facebook groups are being used to circumvent local laws and regulations. Messages like these appeared rece Read More

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24.3 million Saudi work permits issued for private sector employment in 3 years

Posted by jaypee 80 days ago Saudi Arabia
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RIYADH: The number of work permits issued to private sector employees in Saudi Arabia reached about 24.3 million in the last three years.
Professional services and engineering accounted for about 45 percent of the issued licenses.
According to statistics issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, 2016 witnessed a decline in the number of licenses issued by 3 percent

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Expat Remittances Drop 8 Percent as Saudi Arabia Enforces Expat Fee

Posted by jaypee 81 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Foreign remittances of expatriate workers in the Kingdom declined eight percent or SR7.45 billion during the last seven months to reach SR82.3 billion by the end of July 2017 against SR89.75 billion during the same period last year, press reports said.


An analytical economic report published by Al-Eqtisadiah business daily on S Read More

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Saudi Shoura proposal could see residency given to illegal foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 81 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council will soon discuss a draft law that would allow illegal foreign workers to obtain a residency permit if they fulfil certain conditions.


The proposal by former Shoura member Dr Sadaqa Fadil will be discussed after the Eid Al Adha holiday, according to Saudi Gazette.


It includes the formation of a committee at the Ministry of Interior Read More

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Foreign workers occupy more than 10 million jobs in Saudi Arabia

Posted by jaypee 89 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Foreign workers in Saudi Arabia compose a large portion of the workforce as according to well-informed sources Indians, Pakistanis, Egyptians, Yemenis and Bengalis occupy more than 10 million jobs there.


There are 3 million Indians, 2.5 million Pakistanis, 2.2 million Egyptians, 1.4 million Yemenis and 1.2 Bengalis in the Saudi kingdom, i.e. 10.3 million i Read More

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Amnesty over, 'illegal expatriates' await Saudi crackdown

Posted by jaypee 99 days ago Saudi Arabia
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RIYADH - For four months, texts from the government pinged into every mobile phone in Saudi Arabia ordering "illegal expatriates" to leave the kingdom before the end of an amnesty that expired in late July.


The campaign, "a nation without violators," warned of fines, jail time and deportation for anyone caught without valid identity documents after the grace period, in a renewed pu Read More

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Illegal workers in Saudi face prison, SAR50,000 fine as crackdown begins

Posted by jaypee 109 days ago Saudi Arabia
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Illegal foreign workers that failed to participate in Saudi Arabia’s recent amnesty period are facing up to a six months in jail, a SAR50,000 fine and deportation, according to reports.


Arabic publication Al-Madinah cited the kingdom’s Passports Department as saying the punishments were part of a crackdown campaign and would depend on the severity of the offenc Read More

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Six-month jail sentence, SR50,000 fine for unauthorized foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 110 days ago Saudi Arabia
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RIYADH: Unauthorized foreign workers, or those working on their account, will face severe penalties reaching up to six months in jail, a SR50,000 ($13,331) fine and deportation, local media said, quoting the General Directorate of Passports.
Penalties of work violators will come in a gradual step where expats working independently will be fined SR10,000 and deported if the violation

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