The Ministry of Labour (MoL) announced the closure and cancellation of 23 labor recruitment offices’ licenses on Wednesday due to violations of the decision to regulate the terms and conditions for licensing labor recruitment from abroad and for failing to address customer complaints.
The MoL’s decision was made as part of ongoing efforts to monitor recruitment agencies and ensure that its directives, which would protect domestic workers’ and employers’ rights, were carried out.
The closed employment firms include Al Nasr Employment Agency, Al-Shuyoukh Employment Agency, Al-Meer Employment Agency, Friends Employment Agency, On Point Employment Agency, Eurotec Employment Agency, Regency Employment Agency, Top Unique Employment Agency, Al Waad Employment Agency, Al-Rashad Employment Agency, Al Sharif Employment Agency, Al Baraka Employment Agency, Asian Gulf Employment Agency, White Employment Agency, Dana Doha Employment Agency, and Al Nouf.
The Ministry of Labour conducts ongoing inspection campaigns at hiring agencies to check on their adherence to the decisions that have been put into effect to control the hiring of domestic workers.
According to the ministry, the inspection teams make sure that the new domestic worker employment contracts are used in accordance with the terms of the decision to extend the guarantee during their inspection rounds. They also make sure that the recruitment prices are adhered to in accordance with the decision to set the maximum prices for domestic worker recruitment.
All citizens and residents are urged to report any abuses or violations by domestic Labour recruitment offices regarding the implementation of the ministry’s decisions on the extension of the probationary period, or the decision to limit the maximum fees for the recruitment of domestic workers. The Ministry of Labour has established direct means of communication to receive complaints from the public, including the hotline at 40288101.