Female overseas jobseekers’ selection starts May 24 | The Daily Star
04:45 PM, May 18, 2015 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:49 AM, May 20, 2015

Female overseas jobseekers’ selection starts May 24

The government will select female migrant jobseekers from May 24 to 30 for sending them to Saudi Arabia as domestic helps.

The selection will be held through 42 district manpower offices (DMO) across the country.

Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET) has issued a statement asking the interested jobseekers to appear before the selection board to their respective DMO.

The candidates must carry 12 copies of passport size photographs, Machine Readable Passport or National Identity Card or birth certificate, and a citizen certificate attested by the respective union parishad chairman or member.

The age of the applicants must be between 25 and 45.

Earlier on Thursday, Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain announced that Saudi Arabia would hire 20,000 Bangladeshi female workers for domestic services before Ramadan.

 “A worker will be paid 800 Saudi Riyal, equivalent to Tk 16,000,” he told reporters this afternoon at Probashi Kalayan Bhaban in the capital.

An official at the expatriates’ welfare ministry said the Saudi government has asked Bangladesh to send total 30,000 females workers.

Of them, around 10,000 visas have already been issued from the Saudi Labour Ministry through the private recruiting agencies of the both countries, he added.

However, only some 3,100 females have registered online with the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training following a deal between Dhaka and Riyadh inked on February 10, for 12 types of workers such as maids, drivers, housekeepers, security guards and gardeners.

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