RIYADH — The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (MHRSD) announced on Sunday that it has reopened recruitment from Ethiopia, in addition to adding it to its decision of not exceeding the upper limit for recruitment costs that it had set.

MHRSD has set the cost limit for recruiting a domestic worker from Ethiopia to be SR6,900, exclusive of value-added tax (VAT)

The decision comes within the framework of the Ministry’s continued work in organizing and governing prices in the recruitment market, in addition to controlling and following up on their implementation to ensure the quality of service provided.

The MHRSD has directed earlier that the licensed companies and agencies must oblige to the upper limit of the recruitment cost of domestic workers from various nationalities.

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; SR7,500 — Burundi. The value-added tax (VAT) is excluded from these charges.

The Ministry urged all to abide by not exceeding the declared price cap so as to avoid the penalties for the violation of the recruitment rates. The Ministry will follow up on the implementation of this decision through the Musaned platform.

This decision is part of the Ministry’s endeavors to improve the quality of services and the labor market environment and enhance its attractiveness, keeping pace with the standard of the global labor markets.

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