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Foreign ministry asked to finalise deal with labor exporting countries

Al-Durra Company ready to bring domestics after Eid Al-Fitr

KUWAIT CITY, May 20: Al-Durra Company for the Recruitment of domestic workers has asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to quickly finalize agreements with labor exporting countries, considering the crisis in the local labor market and lack of applicants in agencies, reports Al-Rai daily quoting a source from the company.

The source disclosed that the company is ready to hire female Indian workers within one month once the ministry signs an agreement with its Indian counterpart, indicating the agreement will be signed next week and the company will start receiving applications immediately after Eid Al-Fitr.

The source said the company has also contacted domestic labor agencies in Vietnam to reach an agreement on the recruitment of male and female domestic workers.

The source clarified that Ethiopia has yet to agree with the conditions set by the ministry such as requiring domestic workers to undergo psychological tests and submit a document certifying they have no security record in light of the problems caused by Ethiopian domestic workers earlier, including murder and suicide which terrified the Kuwaiti society.

On the Filipino workers, the source confirmed that the Philippines has lifted the total deployment ban and the concerned staff in the company have started contacting accredited agencies in Manila to sign agreements with them. He hopes the applications will be ready after Eid for those desiring to hire Filipino workers.

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