Saudi Arabia to issue 700,000 visas to recruit foreign workers
August 26, 2013 - 1:16:20 pm
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will issue 700,000 visas to recruit foreign workers including housemaids, an Arab News daily report said Monday, citing the Gulf state's Labour Ministry.
The Labour Ministry is allowing new recruitment companies to bring in more maids from different countries to address the maid crisis, the report said.
The ministry has informed 10 new recruitment companies that they would be given 700,000 visas for the recruitment of foreign workers, including housemaids.
The ministry's assurance came following a meeting between its officials with representatives of new recruitment companies, where they said a considerable number of new visas would be allocated for maids.
The ministry has urged the companies to speed up administrative and other arrangements to begin work as quickly as possible, the report added. (QNA)