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Job fairs in Riyadh, Jeddah to recruit more BD workers

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The Bangladesh Embassy in Riyadh is making extensive arrangements to hold job fairs on Jan. 30 and Feb. 1 in Riyadh and Jeddah respectively to attract Saudi recruiting companies. The programs in Riyadh and Jeddah will include seminars, workshops and B-to-B meetings between Bangladeshi officials and local job agents, Bangladesh Ambassador Golam Moshi told Arab News. The interaction between the two parties will raise awareness about labor regulations and recruitment schemes in the two countries, he said. Saudi visaMore t...

300 Bangladeshi stranded on Saipan

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Around 300 Bangladeshis, lured with overseas jobs, are now suffering as they have run out of cash and lack earning opportunities in Saipan in the Pacific, reports The Guam Daily Post. Saipan is the largest of the Northern Mariana Islands, a commonwealth territory of the United States. Three such Bangladeshis came out in public to express their disgust with a broker of a passport22222construction company who brought them to Saipan promising jobs, the newspaper wrote on Thursday. It said Anisur Rahman, Muhamm...

Kuwait once again bans BD workers

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Kuwait has reintroduced a ban on recruitment of workers from Bangladesh after months from reopening it under certain controls. Bangladesh-KuwaitThe interior ministry took the decision on Monday, reports the Kuwait Times. Undersecretary Assistant for Citizenship and Passports Affairs Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah made the decision Monday after viewing statistics which showed that the number of the Bangladeshi community in Kuwait reached 200,000 as of the end of last week, Al-Anbaa daily reported Tuesday quoting ...

Oman to set minimum wage for Bangladeshi maids

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A policy to set a minimum wage for Bangladeshi housemaids working in Oman is being considered, an official from the Bangladesh embassy in Oman said. “Nothing has been finalized. However a study is on,” Zahed Ahmed, a senior official from the Bangladesh embassy, said. maids from BDAccording to a new report, the Bangladesh mission in Oman has formulated a policy on recruitment of housemaids and has conveyed the same to the expatriates welfare and overseas employment ministry in Bangladesh. The news report add...

Bangladeshi nurse ‘missing’ in New York

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A Bangladeshi nurse has been reportedly missing in New York for over three months, a media report said on Thursday. Mahfuza Rahman, 30, was last seen at her workplace, the Bellevue Hospital, on December 8, 2015, bdnews24 reported. The next day her husband Mohammad Chowdhury, 38, informed the hospital authorities, when they called to inquire about her, that she had returned to Bangladesh because a close relative Nursewas injured in an accident. He also said his wife would return to New York by the first week of March 2016. ...

Female workers ‘can be accompanied by male relatives’ to KSA

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Expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment minister Nurul Islam on Wednesday said female workers employed in Saudi Arabia can be accompanied by one of their close male relatives with the men working under ‘domestic service’ category. The minister said this while speaking at a press conference at the Expatriates’ Welfare Building in Dhaka. maids from BDHe also said the issue will be discussed in the upcoming joint working committee meeting between the two countries. The minister said he already had a discussion over this with his Saudi...