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Field for the recruitment of ‘domestics’ expanded

KUWAIT CITY, March 20: The field for the recruitment of domestic workers expanded after the Philippines announced recently that the domestic labor recruitment offices in Kuwait are now allowed to hire Filipino domestic workers after the suspension which lasted for more than a year, quoting Al-Qabas daily quoting reliable sources. Sources confirmed that India also allowed Kuwait’s labor recruitment offices to hire female workers and approve employment contracts through them after imposing the recruitment ban for quite some time.

Sources told the daily that the recruitment of female workers from India has become official, as the labor recruitment offices are now processing applications and contracts in coordination with the Indian Embassy which previously stopped the endorsement of contracts for Indian female workers.

Sources expect the recruitment of thousands of Filipino and Indian workers before the holy month of Ramadan in order to radically address the shortage of domestic workers. Sources also disclosed that work is underway to approve contracts for Kuwaiti labor recruitment offices through the Sri Lankan Embassy, which allows recruitment only through sponsors while prohibiting offices. Sources expect a breakthrough in this regard soon.

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