RIYADH — The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Developments (MHRSD) has added the option of recruiting domestic workers from Burundi to its decision of setting an upper ceiling in recruitment costs. It has set it at SR7,500, not including value-added tax (VAT).
This comes as an extension of MHRSD’s efforts in organizing the procedures and price governance in the recruitment market, in addition to monitoring and following up on their implementation to ensure the quality of services provided.
The Ministry has obligated, in September of 2022, all the licensed establishments which provide brokerage services in hiring domestic workers to comply with its directive of the recruitment cost, and not exceed the maximum cost ceiling it had set.
MHRSD has set the upper ceiling for a number of nationalities, bringing the upper ceiling to the recruitment of domestic workers from SR9,500 — Uganda; SR10,000 — Thailand; SR10,870 — Kenya; SR13,000 — Bangladesh; and SR17,288 — the Philippines; SR15,000 — Sri Lanka. The value-added tax (VAT) is excluded from these charges.
This decision comes within the framework of MHRSD’s efforts in developing all services, improving the labor market and strengthening its attractiveness, and bring it in line with the global labor markets.
It has also called on the dealers of the importance of adhering to and not exceeding the announced upper ceiling to avoid the penalties stipulated when violating the activity regulation of the rules for recruitment and provision of labor services, as it will continue to implement this through the “Musaned” platform.
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