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‘Domestic labor recruitment office should shoulder ticket cost’

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MoCI resolves controversy over who should bear cost of ticket

KUWAIT CITY, June 15: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has resolved the controversy over who must shoulder the cost of the ticket when recruiting domestic workers by setting the recruitment fee at KD890, reports Al-Jarida daily quoting sources. Sources clarified that with this recruitment fee, the domestic labor recruitment office shall shoulder the ticket cost for domestic labor recruitment requests submitted after April 19, 2022.

Sources confirmed the recommendation to include the ticket cost in the recruitment fee was presented after the ministry’s meeting with the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM). Sources said this is in response to complaints about the confusion on who should bear the ticket cost – whether the employer or the recruitment office. Sources added the ministry has stressed the need for recruitment offices to abide by Ministerial Resolution number 33 of 2021, which specifies the recruitment fees.

Sources warned the ministry will not hesitate in taking legal action against those proven to have violated the resolution or those who claim that domestic workers are not available. Sources said this could lead to immediate withdrawal of the commercial license in order to protect the rights of all concerned parties.

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