Posted by : Aahil Shaik
Saturday, October 21, 2023
Saudi Arabia and Philippines signed a deal to employ more Filipinos in the Kingdom
Officials from the Saudi Arabian and Philippine private sectors have signed a memorandum of understanding that aims to use partnerships with specialized international companies to bring “professional” workers from the Philippines to the kingdom in order to fill labor market gaps. Trending Video : Annual leave or vacation as per Saudi Labor Law
At a Saudi-Philippine roundtable conference in Riyadh, the agreement between the human resources sectors of the two nations was finalized.
– The meeting was attended by Saudi Minister of Investment Khalid Al Faleh and Philippine President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr, Government and corporate sector representatives from both nations, as well as key players in the human resources industry.
– In Riyadh, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had a meeting with the president of the Philippines on Friday.
– According the most recent Saudi statistics, there are about 725,000 Filipinos residing in Saudi Arabia.
– When the suspension occurred, the Philippine embassy was cited as stating it was because of new rules the Philippine Ministry of Labor had issued governing the contractual arrangement between Filipino domestic workers and their foreign employers.
The Saudi labor officials lately tried to control the local labor market. In order to help consumers understand about their rights and responsibilities as well as related services including visa issuance, job application requests, and the contractual relationship between the employer and the worker, the Saudi Ministry of Human Resources developed the Musaned domestic labor program.