Bangladeshi maids most in demand in Saudi

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Housemaids from Bangladesh were the most in demand with recruitment ratio reaching 21 per cent during last month. File Photo: Saudi Gazette

Housemaids from Bangladesh were the most in demand with recruitment ratio reaching 21 per cent during last month, according to the monthly periodic bulletin issued by Musanid electronic gate of the ministry of labor and social development.

Musanid says that the demand for housemaids from the Philippines was 20 per cent, reports Saudi Gazette.

It said about 47 per cent of the recruitment requests for housemaids were processed last month.

Musanid said the request for recruitment of private drivers was 34 per cent and the male house helps was 17 per cent, adds the English-language daily newspaper published in Saudi Arabia.

It said the cheapest cost of recruitment were from Bangladesh and Uganda at SR7,000 and Kenya SR7,800.

Musanid will enable Saudi families to demand recruitment of house helps electronically. It provides all the data required from recruitment and enable the employers to know the most reliable recruitment offices, according to Saudi Gazette.

It said the recruitment from the Philippines will cost SR14,000 while it is SR18,000 from each of India, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.

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