Bahrain recently resumed the recruitment of domestic helpers after their six-month suspension, says the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday.
According to the statement released by the Labor Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) in Bahrain, the temporary suspension on the hiring of domestic workers has finally been lifted since its implementation last March.
Furthermore, the most preferred nationalities are Filipinos, said the Philippine Overseas Labor Office. It is said that in a random interview conducted to a couple of employers in Bahrain, Filipinos are the “most preferred” among other nationalities.
Meanwhile, a warning was also raised to would-be employers not to engage in the services offered by unlicensed domestic expatriate employees employment offices (DEEEOs)when it comes to the hiring of domestic helpers “to ensure that mitigation measures against the spread of COVID-19 are strictly followed and workers’ rights are upheld and protected.”
The said warning from the labor department came to light following the couple of raids conducted to 61 manpower agencies as they were questioned for their malicious activities by the Interior Ministry of Bahrain and the LMRA.
They found out that these agencies were “operating without a license and were hiring run-away domestic workers of various nationalities, to provide hourly cleaning services.”
Source Global Nation